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1302. The Earth Forever Is the Lord's

1. The earth for ever is the Lord’s,
With Adam’s numerous race;
He raised its arches o’er 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 blessing of His grace;
This is the lot of those that seek
The God of Jacob’s face.

4. Now let our souls’ immortal powers
To meet the Lord prepare;
Lift up their everlasting doors,
The King of glory’s 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.

Text Information
First Line: The earth for ever is the Lord's
Title: The Earth Forever Is the Lord's
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1875)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 12353 14367 13222
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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