9945. Eternal Sovereign Of The Sky

1 Eternal sovereign of the sky,
And Lord of all below;
We mortals to Thy majesty
Our first obedience owe.

2 Our souls adore Thy throne supreme,
And bless Thy providence,
For magistrates of meaner name,
Our glory and defense.

3 The crowns of British princes shine
With rays above the rest,
Where laws and liberties combine
To make the nation blessed.

4 Kingdoms on firm foundations stand,
While virtue finds reward;
And sinners perish from the land
By justice and the sword.

5 Let Cæsar’s due be ever paid
To Cæsar and his throne;
But consciences and souls were made
To be the Lord’s alone.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal sovereign of the sky
Title: Eternal Sovereign Of The Sky
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-9, Book II
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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