Hymnal Project

583 ~ You That Know the Lord


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.


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.


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.