All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the LORD with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell,
Come now before Him and rejoice.
2 The LORD, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid He did us make;
We are His flock, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.
3 O enter then His gates with praise,
Approach with joy His courts unto;
and bless His Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
4 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.
William Kethe, Died 1594