Scripture Verse

The Lord reigns, He is robed in majesty. Psalm 93:1

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs 1707, Book 2, num­ber 169, alt. The Di­vine per­fec­tion.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Un­i­ver­sal Psal­mo­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dar­wall (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The Lord Jehovah reigns;
His throne is built on high;
The garments He assumes
Are light and majesty;
His glories shine
With beams so bright
No mortal eye
Can bear the sight.

The thunders of His hand
The wide world keep 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.

Through all His ancient works
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.

And will 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!