3. The Kingship of Jesus Christ

1 Wherefore do the nations rage
And the people vainly dream
That in triumph they can wage
War against the King supreme?
Christ His Son a scoff they make,
And the rulers, plotting, say:
Their dominion let us break
Let us cast their yoke away,
Their dominion let us break,
Let us cast their yoke away.

2 But the Lord will scorn them all,
Calm, He sits enthroned on high;
Soon His wrath will on them fall,
Sore displeased He will reply:
Yet according to My will
I have set My King to reign,
And on Zion's holy hill
My Anointed I maintain;
And on Zion's holy hill
My Anointed I maintain.

3 This His word shall be made known,
This Jehovah's firm decree:
Thou art My beloved Son,
Yea I have begotten Thee.
All the earth at Thy request
I will give Thee for Thy own;
Then Thy might shall be confessed
And Thy foes be overthrown;
Then Thy might shall be confessed
And Thy foes be overthrown.

4 Therefore, kings, be wise, give ear,
Hearken, judges of the earth;
Learn to serve the Lord with fear.
Mingle trembling with your mirth.
Kiss the Son, lest o'er our way
His consuming wrath should break;
But supremely blest are they
Who in Christ their refuge take;
But supremely blest are they
Who in Christ their refuge take.

Text Information
First Line: Wherefore do the nations rage
Title: The Kingship of Jesus Christ
Publication Date: 1912
Meter: 7s
Scripture: Psalm 2
Topic: Blessedness: Of Those Trusting Christ; Christ: Anointed; Christ: Exaltation of27 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HERALD ANGELS
Composer: Mendelssohn
Meter: 7s
Key: G Major or modal



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