1 O wherefore do the nations rage,
And kings and rulers strive in vain,
Against the Lord of earth and heav'n
To overthrow Messiah's reign?
2 Their strength is weakness in the sight
Of him who sits enthroned above;
He speaks, and judgments fall on them
Who tempt his wrath and scorn his love.
3 By God's decree his Son receives
The nations for his heritage;
The conqu'ring Christ supreme shall reign
As King of kings, from age to age.
4 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
And serve the Lord with godly fear;
With rev'rent joy confess the Son
While yet in mercy he is near.
5 Delay not, lest his anger rise,
And ye should perish in your way;
Lo, all that put their trust in him
Are blest indeed, and blest alway.
|First Line:||O wherefore do the nations rage|
|Title:||O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: His Kingly Office; Danger of Delay; Faith: In Christ2 more...|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990|
|Source:||Spangenberg's Gesangbuch,1588; alt. 1990|