Thus saith the Ruler of the skies:
"Awake, my dreadful sword;
Awake, my wrath, and smite the man,
My fellow," saith the Lord.
Vengeance received the dread command,
And armed, down she flies;
Jesus submits t' his Father's hand,
And bows his head and dies.
But O! the wisdom and the grace
That join with vengeance now!
He dies to save our guilty race,
And yet he rises too.
A person so divine was he
Who yielded to be slain,
That he could give his soul away,
And take his life again.
Live, glorious Lord, and reign on high,
Let every nation sing;
And angels sound with endless joy
The Savior and the King.
|Instances (18)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #HLXVII||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1760|
|A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #CXXIII||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||22.214.171.124||1816|
|A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d155||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1825|
|Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #67||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1765|
|Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #LXVII||Thus saith the Ruler of the Skies||Zechariah 13:7||English||1760|
|Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S123||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||126.96.36.199||1825|
|Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d530||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1850|
|Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #140||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1838|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.LXXXIII||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.83||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies:||Hymn 83||Isaac Watts||188.8.131.52||1806|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #95||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXLI||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1792|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #427||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1859|
|The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #587||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #251||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||1835|
|The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #B83||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|
|The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.176||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1828|
|The Vocal Companion: containing a concise introduction to the practice of music, and a set of tunes of various metres, arranged progressively for the use of learners #23||Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||1807|