Psalm 24

Words: Isaac Watts

There is also a Common Metre version on this page.

Long Metre Tunes

Saints dwell in heaven; or, Christís ascension.
   1  This spacious earth is all the Lordís,
      And men, and worms, and beasts, and birds:
      He raised the building on the seas,
      And gave it for their dwelling-place.
   2  But thereís a brighter world on high,
      Thy palace, Lord, above the sky:
      Who shall ascend that blest abode,
      And dwell so near his Maker God?
   3  He that abhors and fears to sin,
      Whose heart is pure, whose hands are clean,
      Him shall the Lord the Savior bless,
      And clothe his soul with righteousness.
   4  These are the men, the pious race,
      That seek the God of Jacobís face:
      These shall enjoy the blissful sight,
      And dwell in everlasting light.
   PAUSE.
   5  Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high,
      Behold the King of glory nigh!
      Who can this King of glory be?
      The mighty Lord, the Saviorís he.
   6  Ye heavínly gates, your leaves display,
      To make the Lord the Savior way:
      Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
      The Conqueror comes with God to dwell.
   7  Raised from the dead, he goes before;
      He opens heavínís eternal door,
      To give his saints a blest abode,
      Near their Redeemer and their God.

Common Metre Tunes

Dwelling with God.
   1  The earth for ever is the Lordís,
         With Adamís numírous race;
      He raised its arches oíer the floods,
         And built it on the seas.
   2  But who among the sons of men
         May visit thine abode?
      He that has hands from mischief clean,
         Whose heart is right with God.
   3  This is the man may rise and take
         The blessings of his grace;
      This is the lot of those that seek
         The God of Jacobís face.
   4  Now let our soulsí immortal powers
         To meet the Lord prepare,
      Lift up their everlasting doors,
         The King of gloryís near.
   5  The King of glory! who can tell
         The wonders of his might?
      He rules the nations; but to dwell
         With saints is his delight.


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