Scripture Verse

The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: He sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. The Lord is great in Zion; and He is high above all the people. Psalm 99:1–2


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 266.

Music: Ni­ca­ea John B. Dykes, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).


God is King for­ev­er; let the na­tions tremble;
Throned above the che­ru­bim, by all the earth adored;
He is great in Zi­on, high above all peo­ples;
Praise Him with fear, for ho­ly is the Lord.

Merciful as migh­ty, He de­lights in jus­tice,
For He reigns in right­eous­ness and rules in eq­ui­ty;
Worship and ex­alt Him, bow­ing down be­fore Him,
Perfect in pow­er and ho­li­ness is He.

Holy men of old in Him alone con­fid­ed;
He for­gave their sins, al­though they felt His chast­en­ing rod;
In His ho­ly temple wor­ship and adore Him,
Faithful and ho­ly is the Lord our God.