314. O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage

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.

Text Information
First Line: O wherefore do the nations rage
Title: O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 2
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Kingly Office; Danger of Delay; Faith: In Christ2 more...
Source: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SAXONY
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor
Source: Spangenberg's Gesangbuch,1588; alt. 1990



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