The Lord unto my Lord hath said

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1 The Lord unto my Lord has said,
"Sit here at my right hand
until I make your enemies
submit to your command.
A scepter prospered by the Lord
your mighty hand shall wield;
from Zion you shall rule the world,
and all your foes shall yield.

2 "Your people will be gladly yours
when you arise in might,
like dawning day, like hopeful youth,
with holy beauty bright.
The priesthood of Melchizedek
the Lord has given you;
it shall remain forevermore;
God's word is always true.

3 "You shall subdue the kings of earth,
with God at your right hand;
the nations you shall rule in might
and judge in every land."
The Lord, refreshed by living streams,
shall neither faint not fall,
and he shall be the glorious head,
exalted over all.



Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #217

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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ALL SAINTS NEW

Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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