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Why do the tribes and nations rage

Why do the tribes and nations rage

Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Why do the tribes and nations rage
And form a vain design?
Kings of the earth do set themselves
and princes plotting join,
Against Jehovah and his Christ,
with one consent, and say,
3 "Let us asunder break their bands
and cast their cords away!"

4 But He ho sits in heaven will laugh,
The Lord will them deride;
5 In anger then to them He'll speak,
in wrath to vex their pride.
6 "See I have set my king upon
Zion my holy hill,
7 And the immutable decree
Proclaim abroad I will."

8 The Lord said, "Thou my Son, this day.
have I begotten thee!
Ask, and the nations I will give
thine heritage to be.
9 And of the earth thou shalt possess
The utmost coasts abroad;
Thy foes shalt break as potters ware,
and crush with iron rod."

10 And now ye kings, be wise; be learned
ye who earth's judges are;
11 Serve ye the LORD with reverence,
rejoice with trembling fear.
12 Kiss ye the Son, lest by his wrath
ye perish in our way:
When once his wrath a little burns,
blessed all that on him stay.

The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, 1758

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First Line: Why do the tribes and nations rage
Language: English