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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 24

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Psalm 24: The earth belongs unto the Lord

Meter: C.M. (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.