Scripture Verse

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of Thy kingdom is a right scepter. Psalm 45:6


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The glo­ry of Christ and pow­er of His Gos­pel.

Music: Baim Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Brentford, Eng­lish tune, ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, The Sac­red Harp or Ec­lec­tic Har­mo­ny (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Tru­man & Smith, 1835), page 45 (🔊 pdf nwc)
Lowell Mason


Now be my heart inspired to sing
The glories of my Savior-King,
Jesus the Lord; how heav’nly fair
His form! how bright His beauties are!

O’er all the sons of human race
He shines with a superior grace;
Love from His lips divinely flows,
And blessings all His state compose.

Dress Thee in arms, most mighty Lord,
Gird on the terror of Thy sword,
In majesty and glory ride,
With truth and meekness at Thy side.

Thine anger like a pointed dart,
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart;
Or words of mercy, kind and sweet,
Shall melt the rebels at Thy feet.

Thy throne, O God, for ever stands,
Grace is the scepter in Thy hands;
Thy laws and works are just and right,
Justice and grace are Thy delight.

God, Thine own God, has richly shed
His oil of gladness on Thy head,
And with His sacred Spirit blest
His firstborn Son above the rest.