A celebration of the mighty power by which the LORD keeps creation's order secure.
st. 1 = v. 1a
st. 2 = vv. 1b-2
st. 3 = vv. 3-4
st. 4 = v. 5
Psalm 93 is the most succinct of the cluster 92-100, all of which share the theme of the kingship of the LORD. This psalm was to be sung by the Levites in the liturgy of a high religious festival (perhaps the Feast of Tabernacles) celebrating the LORD's kingship over the whole world (st. 1). Because God has founded all creation, no chaotic power (such as the raging seas) can threaten or undo it (st. 2-3). Even God's moral order stands firm (st. 4). In the post-exilic liturgy of the temple, this psalm was sung at the time of the morning sacrifice on the sixth day of the week; Christians sing it to honor the reign of Christ. The versification (altered) is from the 1912 Psalter. Another setting of Psalm 93 is at 172.
Ascension celebrations; many other occasions in Christian worship.
George Frederick Root (b. Sheffield, MA, 1820; d. Bailey's Island, ME, 1895), who is better known for his Civil War songs, composed RIALTO in 1859; the tune is named after an island and bridge in Venice and a theater district in New York City (where Root worked for some years). An energetic tune (wi…
Display Title: The LORD is King, EnthronedFirst Line: The LORD is king, enthronedTune Title: RIALTOMeter: SMScripture: Psalm 93Date: 1987Subject: King, God/Christ as | ; New Year - Old Year | ; Return of Christ | ; Christmas | ; Heritage | ; Majesty of God | ; Opening of Worship |Source: Psalter, 1912, alt.