9. The Lord Jehovah reigns

The Lord Jehovah reigns,
And royal state maintains,
His head with awful glories crowned;
Arrayed in robes of light,
Begirt with sovereign might,
And rays of majesty around.

Upheld by thy commands,
The world securely stands;
And skies and stars obey thy word:
Thy throne was fixed on high
Before the starry sky;
Eternal is thy kingdom, Lord.

In vain the noisy crowd,
Like billows fierce and loud,
Against thine empire rage and roar;
In vain, with angry spite,
The surly nations fight,
And dash like waves against the shore.

Let floods and nations rage,
And all their powers engage;
Let swelling tides assault the sky;
The terrors of thy frown
Shall beat their madness down:
Thy throne for ever stands on high.

Thy promises are true,
Thy grace is ever new:
There fixed, thy church shall ne'er remove;
Thy saints with holy fear
Shall in thy courts appear,
And sing thine everlasting love.

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First Line: The Lord Jehovah reigns
Author: Isaac Watts
Publication Date: 1835
Meter: 6,6,8,6,6,8
Scripture: Psalm 93
Topic: God: his power and majesty; God: supreme governor; God: eternal, and sovereigu, and holy1 more...
Language: English
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