In Righteous Glory Reigning

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1. In righteous glory reigning,
our God sits high enthroned,
His right and truth maintaining,
His justice making known.
He stands above Time’s river,
the worlds within His view,
His right hand will deliver
to every man his due.

2. Before His bar no pleading
excuses any flaw;
But wickedness exceeding
ignites the flames of Law.
’Mid Sinai’s sounding thunder
the verdict has been read:
All men, in awestruck wonder,
fall down before Him, dead.

3. Such wrath, beyond all telling!
Can it be turned aside?
Is there a strong, safe dwelling
where Hell can be denied?
Can holy, perfect righteousness
forgive and reconcile?
Can God, though angered, still bless
the wicked and the vile?

4. Yes, yes, my soul has found out!
There is a mercy sure!
A sovereign grace to sound out—
a love both true and pure!
The flesh of God is given
to meet the Law’s demands,
And now I am forgiven,
while Christ in Heaven stands!

5. With that propitiation,
God and His saints embrace!
That perfect expiation
has saved His chosen race!
Now mercy kisses justice;
now Truth and Love join hands,
Now Him in whom our trust is:
The Christ, our surety stands!

Author: Neil Barham

Neil grew up in Lou­i­si­a­na and has lived all over the south­ern Unit­ed States. He was trained as a Pres­by­ter­i­an pas­tor and served as a teach­er in Chris­tian schools in Georg­ia, Ten­nes­see, and Lou­i­si­a­na. As of 2005, he lived in Mi­a­mi, Flor­i­da, where he, his wife Ju­lie, and his child­ren Han­nah, Seth, and Le­ah were mem­bers of the Ken­dall Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Neil be­gan writ­ing hymns to com­bat spir­it­u­al de­press­ion.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In righteous glory reigning
Title: In Righteous Glory Reigning
Author: Neil Barham (2005)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. THEODULPH, Melchior Teschner, 1615
Copyright: © 2005 Neil Barham. These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship, provided they are not altered, and this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.

Tune

NYLAND

NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gaine…

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