Appears in 50 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 97 Lyrics: 1 Jehovah reigns, let all the Earth
In his just Government rejoice;
Let all the Isles with sacred Mirth,
In his Applause unite their Voice.
2 Darkness and Clouds of awful Shade
His dazzling Glory shroud in State;
Justice and Truth his Guards are made
And fix'd by his Pavilion wait.
3 Devouring Fire before his Face
His foes around with Vengeance struck;
4 His Lightnings set the World on blaze;
Earth saw it, and with Terror shook.
5 The proudest Hills his Presence felt,
Their Height nor Strength could Help afford,
The proudest Hills, like Wax did melt
In Presence of th' Almighty Lord.
6 The Heav'ns his Righteousness to show,
With Storms of Fire our Foes pursu'd,
And all the trembling World below,
Have his descending Glory view'd.
7 Counfounded by their impious Host,
Who make the Gods to whom they pray;
All who of Pageant Idols boast,
To him, ye Gods, your Worship pay.
8 Glad Sion of thy Triumph heard,
And Judah's Daughters were o'erjoy'd;
Because thy righteous Judgments, Lord,
Have Pagan Pride and Pow'r destroy'd.
9 For thou, O God, art seated high,
Above Earth's Potentates enthron'd:
Thou, Lord, unrivall'd in the Sky,
Supreme by all the gods art own'd.
10 You who to serve this Lord aspire,
Abhor what's Ill, and Truth esteem:
He'll keep his Servants Souls entire,
And them from wicked hands redeem.
11 For Seeds are sown of glorious Light,
A future Harvest for the Just;
And Gladness for the heart upright,
To remcompense its pious Trust.
12 Rejoice, ye Righteous, in the Lord;
Memorials of his Holiness,
Deep in your faithful Breasts record,
And with your thankful Tongues confess.
Jehovah reigns, let all the Earth