Scripture Verse

He shall judge thy people with righteousness. Psalm 72:2

Introduction

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Eduard Kremser
(1838–1914)

Words: Ka­tha­rine H. An­nin, The Con­cord Hym­nal (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: E. C. Schir­mer Mu­sic, 1920), page 47, alt. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ka­tha­rine Hunt­ing­ton, An­nin’s maid­en name.

Music: Krem­ser Dutch tune in The Col­lect­ion, A­dri­an­us Va­le­ri­us, 1625. Ar­ranged by Ed­uard Krem­ser, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of An­nin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The Lord, in His righteousness, judges the people;
The mountains and hills by His rule are secure;
The men of all nations, throughout all generations,
Shall honor Him as long as the sun shall endure.

His blessings He scatters like show’rs from the heavens,
Like rain on the fields when the grass is new mown;
His peace is descending, abundant, never ending;
The needy and oppressed doth He count as His own.

From sea unto sea shall He spread His dominion,
From ends of the earth to the rivers that run;
The isles of the ocean shall offer Him devotion,
All kings shall bow before Him, all nations be one.