Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice, It well becomes the good man's voice

Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice, It well becomes the good man's voice

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1 You righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
It well becomes the good man's voice
To sing Jehovah's praise.
With harp and hymn of gladness sing,
Your gift of sweetest music bring,
To him a new song raise.

2 For upright is Jehovah's word;
And all the doings of the Lord
In faithfulness are wrought.
In justice and in judgment right
The Lord does ever take delight;
With goodness earth is fraught.

3 Jehovah's word the heav'ns has made,
And all the host of them arrayed
His breath has caused to be.
He rolls the waters heap on heap;
He stores away the mighty deep
In garners of the sea.

4 Let all the earth Jehovah fear,
Let all that dwell both far and near
In awe before him stand;
For, lo, he spoke and it was done,
And all his sovereign pow'r begun,
Stood fast at his command.

5 He makes the nations' counsels vain,
The plans the peoples would maintain
Are thwarted by his hand.
Jehovah's counsel stands secure,
His purposes of heart endure,
For evermore they stand.

6 O truly is the nation blessed
Whose God, before the world confessed,
Jehovah is alone;
And blessed the people are whom he
Has made his heritage to be,
And chosen for his own.

Trinity Hymnal 1990

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First Line: Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice, It well becomes the good man's voice



GENEVAN 68 is usually attributed to Matthäus Greiter (b. Aichach, Bavaria, 1490; d. Strasbourg, France, 1550). It was published as a setting for Psalm 119 in Das dritt theil Strassburger Kirchenampt (1525), which Greiter and his friend Wolfgang Dachstein edited. Greiter studied at Freiburg Universi…

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FRANCES (McGranahan)

Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal. FRANCES is a rousing tune with…

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