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O wherefore do the nations rage

O wherefore do the nations rage

Tune: UXBRIDGE (Mason)
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Text Information

First Line: O wherefore do the nations rage
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5505
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #306

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The Cyber Hymnal #5505

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #314

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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