Hymnal Project

583 ~ You That Know the Lord



1

You that know the Lord is gracious,
You for whom cornerstone
Stands, of God, elect and precious,
Laid that you may build thereon,
See that on that sure foundation
You a living temple raise.
Towers that may tell forth salvation
Walls that may re-echo praise.


2

Living stones by God appointed
Each to his alotted place,
Kings and priests, by God anointed,
Shall you not declare His grace?
You a royal generation
Tell the tidings of your birth,
Tidings of a new creation
To an old and weary earth.


3

Tell the praise of Him who called you
Out of darkness into light,
Broke the fetters that enthralled you,
Gave you freedom, peace, and sight:
Tell the tale of sins forgiven
Strength renewed and hope restored.
Till the earth, in tune with heaven,
Praise and magnify the Lord.