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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday's Hymn: All People That on Earth Do Dwell

All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth-tell,
Come ye before him and rejoice.

The Lord ye know is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

Psalm 100 adapted by Wm. Kethe in 1561


ellen b. said...

Ha! I love that line "without our aid he did us make" Boy we need to be reminded of who God is and that we are not in control...

C.W.S. said...

A great old hymn - how many millions have sung it since the sixteenth century, joining our voices with theirs!

There is a nice video of this hymn at: