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The Lord doth reign, the earth

The Lord doth reign, the earth

Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

1 JEHOVAH reigns! O let the earth
exult with joyful voice:
And all the multitude of isles,
exceedingly rejoice.
2 Thick clouds and darkness round Him spread;
and yet the world must own,
That righteousness and judgment sit
for ever on his throne.

3 Fire goes before Him; and it burns
His foes up ev'ry where:
4 His light'nings lighten thro' the world;
earth sees and shakes for fear.
5 Before JEHOVAH's face, behold
the mountains melting down;
Like wax before the Lord, who all
the earth doth rule and own.

6 The heav'ns on high his righteousness
to all abroad declare;
And to all people through the earth
his glory doth appear.
7 All who serve graven images,
shall now confounded be;
And all who of their idols boast:
all GODS HIM worship ye!

S Mount Zion hears and sees with joy;
all Judah's daughters are
Exceeding glad; because O LORD,
thy judgments now appear.
9 For over all the earth abroad,
JEHOVAH, Thou art high;
Supream above all other GODS
exalted wondrously.

10 All ye who truly love the LORD,
all evil hate: for He,
The souls of all his saints will keep,
and from the wicked free.
11 For such as righteous are, is sown
a seed of shining light,
And of immortal joy for those
who are in heart upright.

12 Rejoice ye righteous in the LORD,
your joy in Him express;
And give Him thanks in mem'ry of
his glorious holiness.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PXCVIIa

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First Line: The Lord doth reign, the earth
Language: English