Come, Ye That Fear Jehovah

Representative Text

1 Come, all who fear the Lord God,
O saints, your voices raise.
Come, stand in awe before him
and sing his glorious praise.
You lowly and afflicted
who on his word rely,
your heart shall live forever;
the Lord will satisfy.

2 All kindreds of the nations
to Christ the Lord shall turn.
Through earth's remotest regions
his altar fires shall burn.
All kingdoms, power, and glory
belong to him alone.
He rules o'er all the nations;
kings bow before his throne.

3 Both high and low shall worship,
both strong and weak shall bend.
A faithful church shall serve him
till generations end.
His praise shall be recounted
to nations yet to be.
The triumphs of his justice
a newborn world shall see.

Source: Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #240

Text Information

First Line: Come, ye that fear Jehovah
Title: Come, Ye That Fear Jehovah
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Scripture References:
st.1 = Ps. 22:23-26
st.2 = Ps. 22:27-28
st.3 = Ps. 22:29-31

Like 239, this text is based on the concluding portion of Psalm 22. This versification stresses the communal aspect of praise and worship and highlights the righteousness that is part of the Lord’s sovereign rule. The New Testament interpretation includes direct references to Christ and to the church, whose mission is to spread the praise of the Lord. The versification originally began “Come, ye that fear Jehovah” and was first published in the 1912 Psalter. See PHH 22 and 239 for other comments on Psalm 22.

Liturgical Use:
Beginning of worship; praise occasions.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo. Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham…

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Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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