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 Christ(2 more...)|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990|
|Source:||Spangenberg's Gesangbuch,1588; alt. 1990|