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Be Joyful in God
Words: James Montgomery (1771–1854)
Music: Be Joyful in God | Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Genuine Church Music, and Originally Published in 1832
1. Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth,
O serve Him with gladness and fear!
Exult in His presence with music and mirth,
With love and devotion draw near.
Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone,
Who reigns with His Son above all,
And we are His people, His scepter we own,
His sheep, and we follow His call,
His sheep, and we follow His call.

2. O enter His gates with thanksgiving and song!
Your vows in His temple proclaim;
His praise with melodious accordance prolong,
And bless His adorable Name;
For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good,
And we are the works of His hand;
His mercy and truth from eternity stood,
And shall to eternity stand!



Be joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth,
O serve Him with gladness and fear!
Exult in His presence with music and mirth,
With love and devotion draw near,
With love and devotion draw near.

Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone,
Creator and Ruler o’er all;
And we are His people, His scepter we own,
His sheep, and we follow His call,
His sheep, and we follow His call.

O enter His gates with thanksgiving and song!
Your vows in His temple proclaim;
His praise with melodious accordance prolong,
And bless His adorable name,
And bless His adorable name.

For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good,
And we are the work of His hand;
His mercy and truth from eternity stood,
And shall to eternity stand,
And shall to eternity stand.