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Jehovah said unto my Lord

Jehovah said unto my Lord

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Jehovah said unto my Lord,
"Sit thou enthroned at my right hand;
Till I thy foes thy footstool make,
And them subject to thy command."
2. The Lord, from sacred Sion's seat,
The scepter of thy strength, shall send;
Thence, in the midst of all thy foes,
Thy conquering power shall wide extend.

3, Thy people, that victorious day,
To glorious liberties are led;
Adorned with holiness thy seed,
As dew from morning's womb, shall spread.
4. Jehovah, by himself, hath sworn,
An aath which he will never break;
"Thou art an everlasting priest,
Of the order of Melchisedeck."

5. The Lord, who is at thy right hand,
Shall, in the day of vengeance smite,
The greatest monarchs on the earth,
Who dare his government to slight,
6. He shall among the heathen judge,
And with dead bodies fill their plains;
He'll sorely wound the potent head,
Who over many nations reigns.

7. The torrent he shall stoop to drink.
While he the glorious way shall tread;
Then, as reward of all his pains,
To endless glories raise his head.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jehovah said unto my Lord
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English