Scripture Verse

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy. Psalm 67:4


Words: Ada­line H. Beery, in The King­dom of Song, by Tho­mas Bow­dish (Cin­cin­na­ti, Oho: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1900), num­ber 1.

Music: King­dom of Song Tho­mas M. Bow­dish (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bow­dish (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Adaline H. Beery (1859–1929)


Come, ga­ther, all tribes and all na­tions,
To wor­ship Je­ho­vah our king;
O, en­ter His pre­sence with glad­ness,
Your tri­bute of gra­ti­tude bring.


Give prais­es to God for His mer­cy!
To Him all our voic­es be­long;
Come, of­fer your strain of thanks­giv­ing,
And dwell in the king­dom of song.

O, sing of His pow­er and glo­ry,
Great Rul­er whose throne is the sky,
Who giv­eth to men of His boun­ty
In show­ers of grace from on high.


O, sing of the won­drous re­demp­tion,
The pur­chase of life for us all;
O, give Him your song and your ser­vice
For bless­ings that mo­ment­ly fall.