4. Christ's Inheritance

1 O wherefore do the nations rage,
And kings and rulers strive in vain,
Against the Lord of earth and heav'n
To overthrow Messiah's reign?

2 Their strength is weakness in the sight
Of him who sits enthroned above;
He speaks, and judgments fall on them
Who tempt His wrath and scorn His love.

3 By God's decree His Son receives
The nations for His heritage;
The conqu'ring Christ supreme shall reign
As King of kings, from age to age.

4 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
And serve the Lord with godly fear;
With rev'rent joy confess the Son
While yet in mercy He is near.

5 Delay not, lest His anger rise,
And ye should perish in your way;
Lo, all that put their trust in Him
Are blest indeed, and blest for aye.

Text Information
First Line: O wherefore do the nations rage
Title: Christ's Inheritance
Publication Date: 1912
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Psalm 2
Topic: Blessedness: Of Those Trusting Christ; Christ: Exaltation of; Christ: Godhood of (26 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major or modal

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