PSALM 33:1-12
METER:  CM (86 86)
This the meter of such hymns as "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" and "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing."

1.  Re-joice in God, you right-eous ones!
    You up-right, praise be-fits.
    Praise God with in-stru-ments with strings;
    Sing a new song to him.
2.  Play skill-ful-ly and shout with praise,
    For God's word's al-ways true;
    His work is faith-ful, he is just,
    His love's in the whole world.
3.  'Twas by God's word the skies were made,
    And all that is there-in.
    God brought the seas in-to one place,
    And stored the depths a-way.
4.  Let all the earth show rev-er-ence,
    All peo-ples fear God's name.
    All was cre-at-ed when he spoke,
    Ap-pear-ing at his call.
5.  God thwarts the coun-sel of the lands,
    And frus-trates peo-ples' plans.
    The coun-sel of God al-ways stands,
    His pur-pos-es for aye.
6.  Blest is the na-tion whose God is
    The Lord, yes, Is-rael's God.
    Blest is the peo-ple that he chose
    To be his her-i-tage.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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