1 O wherefore do the nations rage,
and kings and rulers strive in vain,
against the Lord of earth and heav'n
to overthrow Messiah's reign?
2 Their strength is weakness in the sight
of him who sits enthroned above;
he speaks, and judgments fall on them
who tempt his wrath and scorn his love.
3 By God's decree his Son receives
the nations for his heritage;
the conqu'ring Christ supreme shall reign
as King of kings, from age to age.
4 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
and serve the Lord with godly fear;
with rev'rent joy confess the Son
while yet in mercy he is near.
5 Delay not, lest his anger rise,
and ye should perish in your way;
lo, all that put their trust in him
are blest indeed, and blest alway.
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #314
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5505||O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage?||O wherefore do the nations rage||UXBRIDGE||LM||<cite>The Psalter</cite>, 1912|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #314||O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage||O wherefore do the nations rage||SAXONY||L.M.||Psalm 2||1990||Jesus Christ | His Kingly Office; Danger of Delay | ; Faith | In Christ; Fear of God | ; God | Wrath of||<i>The Psalter, </i>1912; alt. 1990|