All people that on earth do dwell

Old 100th. L. Bourgeois (1500-1561)

All people that on earth do dwell
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with mirth, 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.

W. Kethe in Day’s Psalter (1561)