9396. The Lord Unto My Lord Thus Spake

1 The Lord unto my Lord thus spake:
"Till I Thy foes Thy footstool make,
Sit Thou in state at My right hand;
Supreme in Zion Thou shalt be,
And all Thy proud opposers see
Subjected to Thy just command."

2 "Thee, in Thy power’s triumphant day,
The willing people shall obey;
And, when Thy rising beams they view,
Shall all (redeemed from error’s night)
Appear more numerous and bright
Than crystal drops of morning dew."

3 The Lord hath sworn, nor sworn in vain,
That, like Melchizedek’s, Thy reign
And priesthood shall no period see;
Anointed Prince! Thou, bending low,
Shalt drink where darkest torrents flow,
Then raise Thy head in victory!

Text Information
First Line: The Lord unto my Lord thus spake
Title: The Lord Unto My Lord Thus Spake
Author: Nahum Tate (1696)
Author: Nicholas Brady (1696)
Meter: 88.88.88
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Walter Bond Gilbert
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1885)
Copyright: Public Domain

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