Scripture Verse

The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne. Psalm 97:1–2


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Grace and glo­ry.

Music: Con­fi­dence (Moore) Will­iam Moore (1811–1880) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Moore (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Th’Almighty reigns ex­alt­ed high
O’er all the earth, o’er all the sky;
Though clouds and dark­ness veil His feet,
His dwell­ing is the mer­cy seat.

O ye that love His ho­ly name,
Hate ev­ery work of sin and shame:
He guards the souls of all His friends,
And from the snares of hell de­fends.

Immortal light and joys un­known
Are for the saints in dark­ness sown;
Those glo­ri­ous seeds shall spring and rise,
And the bright har­vest bless our eyes.

Rejoice, ye right­eous, and re­cord
The sacr­ed hon­ors of the Lord:
None but the soul that feels His grace
Can triumph in His ho­li­ness.