Psalm 24

From Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650

Meter: CM (8,6,8,6)

1    The earth belongs unto the Lord,
       and all that it contains;
     The world that is inhabited,
       and all that there remains.
2    For the foundations thereof
       he on the seas did lay,
     And he hath it established
       upon the floods to stay.

3    Who is the man that shall ascend
       into the hill of God?
     Or who within his holy place
       shall have a firm abode?
4    Whose hands are clean, whose heart is pure,
       and unto vanity
     Who hath not lifted up his soul,
       nor sworn deceitfully.

5    He from th' Eternal shall receive
       the blessing him upon,
     And righteousness, ev'n from the God
       of his salvation.
6    This is the generation
       that after him enquire,
     O Jacob, who do seek thy face
       with their whole heart's desire.

7    Ye gates, lift up your heads on high;
       ye doors that last for aye,
     Be lifted up, that so the King
       of glory enter may.
8    But who of glory is the King?
       The mighty Lord is this;
     Ev'n that same Lord, that great in might
       and strong in battle is.

9    Ye gates, lift up your heads; ye doors,
       doors that do last for aye,
     Be lifted up, that so the King
       of glory enter may.
10   But who is he that is the King
       of glory? who is this?
     The Lord of hosts, and none but he,
       the King of glory is.

Recordings of Psalm 24

PsalmTuneRatingSinging TypePublisher 
Psalm 24 v7-10
Scottish Metrical Psalms 1650
St. George's Edinburgh4/5
(82 votes)
choir with congregation
Highland Harmony Singers
Festival of Psalmody