3035. In Righteous Glory Reigning

1. In righteous glory reigning,
our God sits high enthroned,
His right and truth maintaining,
His justice making known.
He stands above Time’s river,
the worlds within His view,
His right hand will deliver
to every man his due.

2. Before His bar no pleading
excuses any flaw;
But wickedness exceeding
ignites the flames of Law.
’Mid Sinai’s sounding thunder
the verdict has been read:
All men, in awestruck wonder,
fall down before Him, dead.

3. Such wrath, beyond all telling!
Can it be turned aside?
Is there a strong, safe dwelling
where Hell can be denied?
Can holy, perfect righteousness
forgive and reconcile?
Can God, though angered, still bless
the wicked and the vile?

4. Yes, yes, my soul has found out!
There is a mercy sure!
A sovereign grace to sound out—
a love both true and pure!
The flesh of God is given
to meet the Law’s demands,
And now I am forgiven,
while Christ in Heaven stands!

5. With that propitiation,
God and His saints embrace!
That perfect expiation
has saved His chosen race!
Now mercy kisses justice;
now Truth and Love join hands,
Now Him in whom our trust is:
The Christ, our surety stands!

Text Information
First Line: In righteous glory reigning
Title: In Righteous Glory Reigning
Author: Neil Barham (2005)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. THEODULPH, Melchior Teschner, 1615
Copyright: © 2005 Neil Barham. These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship, provided they are not altered, and this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.
Tune Information
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 53212 16555 65435
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Finnish tune, in Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja, 1909
Copyright: Public Domain

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