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Sunday, September 30, 2012

All People That On Earth Do Dwell

The above is from The National Service of Thanksgiving in St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.  Participating are the combined choirs of St. Paul's Cathedral and Her Majesty's Chapel Royal.  The choirs are directed by Andrew Carwood, Director of Music, St. Paul's Cathedral.  The organ is played by Simon Johnson.

All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him, and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed,
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is good:
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the Angel-host
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen.

Words: William Kethe (d.1594)
Tune: Old Hundredth / Genevan Psalter (1551)
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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