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117. The Lord Jehovah reigns

1 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.

2 The thunders of his hand
keep the wide world in awe;
his wrath and justice stand
to guard his holy law;
and where his love resolves to bless
his truth confirms and seals his grace.

3 Through all his ancient works
amazing wisdom shines,
confounds the powers of hell
and breaks their cursed designs;
strong is his arm, and shall fulfil
his great decrees, his sovereign will.

4 And can 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.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord Jehovah reigns
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 66.66.88
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Evil; Glory of God; Grace (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 66.66.88
Key: C Major
Source: 'The Parish Choir', 1851

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