1 O be joyful in the Lord, all the earth; ♦
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
2 Know that the Lord is God; ♦
it is he that has made us and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise; ♦
give thanks to him and bless his name.
4 For the Lord is gracious; his steadfast love is everlasting, ♦
and his faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
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