1 Why did the nations join to slay
The Lord’s anointed Son?
Why did they cast his laws away,
And tread his gospel down?
2 The Lord that sits above the skies,
Derides their rage below,
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,
And strikes their spirits through.
3 “I call him my eternal Son,
"And raise him from the dead!
"I make my holy hill his throne,
"And wide his kingdom spread.
4 "Ask me, my Son, and then enjoy
"The utmost heathen lands:
"Thy rod of iron shall destroy
"The rebel that withstands."
5 Be wise, ye rulers of the earth,
Obey th’anointed Lord,
Adore the King of heavenly birth,
And tremble at his Word.
6 With humble love address his throne;
For if he frown, ye die:
Those are secure, and those alone,
Who on his grace rely.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.II
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|The Cyber Hymnal #7449||Why Did the Nations Join to Slay||Why did the nations join to slay||MANOAH||Isaac Watts||CM||<cite>The Psalms of David</cite>, 1719|