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.
|First Line||Instances (19)||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the Skies||The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.LXXXIII||The Passion and Exaltation of Christ||English||1766|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||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||126.96.36.199||1825|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||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||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1842|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.176||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1828|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #CXXIII||188.8.131.52||1816|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXLI||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1792|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||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||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1793|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the Skies||Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #LXVII||Zechariah 13:7||English||1765|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #HLXVII||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1760|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the Skies||Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns, Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scripture Collection #LXVII||Zechariah 13:7||English||1760|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies:||Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.83||Hymn 83||Isaac Watts||184.108.40.206||1806|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||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||1807|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||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||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1808|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #140||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1838|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d155||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1825|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #251||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1835|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||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||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1859|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d530||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1850|
|Thus saith the Ruler of the skies||The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #587||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||1803|