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The Lord Jehovah reigns

The Lord Jehovah reigns, And royal state remains

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 162 hymnals

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Your glory, God, is great,
we hail your royal state,
your head with awesome glories crowned.
Arrayed in robes of light,
you’re clothed in sovereign might,
with heaven’s majestic rays around.

Upheld by your commands,
the world securely stands,
and galaxies obey your word;
your throne was fixed on high
before the starry sky.
Eternal is your kingdom, Lord.

Your promises are true;
your grace is ever new;
your holy church will not remove.
Your saints, with grateful awe
shall glory in your law,
and sing your everlasting love.

Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #41

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord Jehovah reigns, And royal state remains
Title: The Lord Jehovah reigns
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #3929
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In Melody and Songs #41


The Cyber Hymnal #3929

The Sacred Harp #120

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