1 Rejoice, rejoice, you men of God,
A song we'll sing, a song that's new,
Musicians, play with all your skill,
For God is faithful, God is true.

2 All that exists has sprung from Him,
It flourishes at His decree,
He made the heaven and the earth,
He formed the stars, the sky, the sea.

3 The schemes of men are His to change,
His purposes alone will stand,
His gaze still searches every heart,
Our happiness is in His hand.

4 No warrior can block His way,
No army's might frustrate His plan,
For he who stands in awe of God,
And trusts Him, is the happy man.

5 Though death or famine grip his flesh,
No evil force shall touch his soul,
His hope is in God's endless love
His heart is under God's control.

6 Rejoice, rejoice then, men of God,
His love shall rest upon us all,
We place our trust in Him alone,
And, through His grace, we shall not fall.

Paraphrase of Psalm 33, Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns.
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