The Lord of glory reigns, he reigns on high

The Lord of glory reigns, he reigns on high

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 38 hymnals

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The Lord of glory reigns, he reigns on high;
His robes of state are strength and majesty:
This wide creation rose at his command,
Built by his word and 'stablished by his hand:
Long stood his throne ere he began creation,
And his own Godhead is the firm foundation.

God is th' eternal King: thy foes in vain
Raise their rebellions to confound thy reign;
In vain the storms, in vain the floods arise,
And roar, and toss their waves against the skies:
Foaming at heav'n, they rage with wild commotion,
But heav'n's high arches scorn the swelling ocean.

Ye tempests, rage no more; ye floods, be still;
And the mad world submissive to his will:
Built on his truth, his church must ever stand;
Firm are his promises, and strong his hand:
See his own sons, when they appear before him,
Bow at his footstool, and with fear adore him.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #8

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 of glory reigns, he reigns on high
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 10.10.10.10.11.11
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #VIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #VIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #136

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #174a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #163b

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #174a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #163b

Parish Psalmody #d775

Parish Psalmody #d789

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d797

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.200

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P93.3

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The Harp #56

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #144

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #144

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #8

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #XCIIIb

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P93b

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #166a

The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d426

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