The Lord Jehovah reigns, His throne is built on highAuthor: Isaac Watts
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1 The Lord Jehovah reigns,
His throne is build on high;
The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty;
His glories shine with beams so bright,
Nor mortal eye can bear the sight.
2 The thunders of his hand
Keep the wide world in awe;
His wrath and justice stand,
To guard his holy law;
And where his love resolves to bless,
His truth confirms and seals the grace.
3 Through all his perfect work,
Surprising wisdom shines;
Confounds the powers of hell,
And breaks their cursed designs:
Strong is his arm--and shall fulfill
His great decrees, his sovereign will.
4 And can this mighty King
Of glory condescend--
And will he write his name,
My Father and my Friend?
I love his name, I love his word;
Join, all my powers, and praise the Lord.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #116
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The Lord Jehovah reigns, His throne is built on high. I. Watts. [Ps. cxlviii.] Although given in his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1709, Bk. ii., No. 169, as a version of Ps. 148, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, it did not appear in his Psalms of David, 1719, nor in any subsequent edition of the same. It is in somewhat extensive use.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
The Lord Jehovah reigns, p. 1153, ii. This is not a version of Psalms 148, but an original hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #59||The Lord Jehovah reigns||The Lord Jehovah reigns||ST. JOHN||Isaac Watts||1983|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #25||The Lord Jehovah reigns; His throne is built on high||The Lord Jehovah reigns; His throne is built on high||SUTHERLAND||126.96.36.199.8.8||1982|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3838||The Lord Jehovah Reigns (1)||The Lord Jehovah reigns||DARWALL'S 148TH||Isaac Watts||66.66.88||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book II</cite>, 1707|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #117||The Lord Jehovah reigns||The Lord Jehovah reigns||ST JOHN||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||66.66.88||1 Timothy 6:13-16; Psalm 148:1-6; Psalm 93; Psalm 40; Psalm 18:1-3; Psalm 33:5-22; Job 37:21-23||1999||Evil | ; Glory of God | ; Grace | ; Judgment of God | ; Law of God | ; Our Love to God | ; Providence | ; Salvation | ; Word of God ||