Let all the just to God with joy (Hugh Bond)
- Editor: Edmund Gooch (submitted 2011-04-18). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 40 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Original clefs treble, alto, tenor, bass, bass. The symphonies are printed on two staves (treble and bass) in the source: the two treble lines have been separated in the present edition. The first stanza only of the text is underlaid in the source, with two further stanzas printed after the music: these have been underlaid editorially.
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Published: 1776 as 'Hymn VI' on pages 14-15 of Bond's collection Twelve Hymns and Four Anthems.
Description: Setting of verses from Psalm 33 in the metrical New Version (text by Tate and Brady), by Hugh Bond. Hymn Tune Index tune number 3822.
Original text and translations
Let all the just to God with joy
Their cheerful voices raise:
For well the righteous it becomes,
To sing glad songs of praise.
For faithful is the word of God;
His works with truth abound.
He justice loves, and all the earth
Is with his goodness crowned.
By his almighty word at first
Heav'n's glorious arch was reared,
And all the beauteous hosts of light
At his command appeared.
Let earth and all that dwell therein
Before him trembling stand:
For when he spake the word, 'twas made,
'Twas fixed at his command.
How happy then are they, to whom
The Lord for God is known;
Whom he from all the world besides
Has chosen for his own.
Whate'er the mighty Lord decrees
Shall stand for ever sure:
The settled purpose of his heart
To ages shall endure.