Dominus regnavit

The Lord doth reign, wherat the earth

Author: John Hopkins
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Lord doth reign, for which the earth
may sing with pleasant voice,
The isles also with joyful mirth
may triumph and rejoice.

2 Both clouds and darkness likewise swell,
and round about him beat,
Yea, right and justice ever dwell
and 'bide about his seat:

3 Yea, fire and heat it once do run,
and go before his face,
Which all his enemies shall burn
abroad in every place.

4 His lightnings great full bright did blaze,
and to the world appear,
Whereat the earth did look and gaze
with dread and deadly fear:

5 The hills like wax did melt in sight
and presence of the Lord,
They fled before that Ruler's might,
who guideth all the world.

6 The heav'ns likewise declare and show
his justice forth abroad,
That all the world may see and know
the glory of our God.

7 Confusion sure shall come to such
as worship idols vain,
Also to those who glory much
dumb pictures to maintain.

8 For all the idols of the world,
which they their gods do call,
Shall feel the power of the Lord,
and down before him fall.

9 With joy shall Sion hear this thing,
and Judah shall rejoice;
For at thy judgments they shall sing
with a most cheerful voice.

10 For thou, O Lord, art set on high
in all the earth abroad,
And art exalted wondrously
above each other god.

11 All ye that love the Lord in heart
hate all things that are ill,
For he doth keep the souls of his
from such as would them spill,

12 And light doth spring up to the just,
with pleasure for his part,
Gladness and joy likewise to them,
that are of upright heart.

13 Ye righteous in the Lord rejoice,
his holiness proclaim,
And thankfully with heart and voice
be mindful of the same.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #XCVII

Author: John Hopkins

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First Line: The Lord doth reign, wherat the earth
Title: Dominus regnavit
Author: John Hopkins
Language: English



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