LXXXII. Maker and Sov'reign Lord

1 Maker and Sov'reign Lord
of Heav'n, and Earth, and Seas,
Thy Providence confirms thy Word,
And answers thy Decrees.
2 The Things so long foretold
By David are fulfill'd,
When Jews and Gentiles join'd to slay
Jesus, thine only Child.

3 Why did the Gentiles rage,
and Jews with one Accord
Bend all their Counsels to destroy
Th' Anointed of the Lord?
4 Rulers and Kings agree
to form a vain Design,
Against the Lord their Pow'rs unite,
against his Christ they join.

5 The Lord derides their Rage,
and will support his Throne;
He that hath rais'd him from the Dead
hath own'd him for his Son.
6 Now he's ascended high,
and asks to rule the Earth;
The Merit of his Blood he pleads,
and pleads his heav'nly Birth.

7 He asks, and God bestows
a large Inheritance;
Far as the World's remotest Ends
His Kingdom shall advance.
8 The Nations that rebel
must feel his Iron Rod:
He'll vindicate those Honours well
Which he received from God.

9 Be wise, ye Rulers, now,
and worship at his Throne;
With trembling Joy, ye People, bow
to God's exalted Son.
10 If once his Wrath arise,
ye perish on the Place;
Then blessed is the Soul that flies
for Refuge to his Grace.

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First Line: Maker and Sov'reign Lord
Publication Date: 1765
Scripture: Acts 4:24; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5
Language: English
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