Scripture Verse

The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: He sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. Psalm 99:1


Garret C. Wellesley (1735–1781)
Earl of Mornington

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Christ’s king­dom and ma­je­sty.

Music: Morn­ing­ton ar­ranged from Gar­ret C. Well­es­ley, cir­ca 1760, in Da­vid’s Harp, by Ed­ward Mill­er, 1805 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Middleham (Wes­ley) Sam­uel S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 19 (🔊 pdf nwc)
Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


The God Je­ho­vah reigns,
Let all the nations fear;
Let sinners tremble at His throne,
And saints be humble there.

Jesus the Sav­ior reigns,
Let earth adore its Lord;
Bright cherubs His attendants stand,
Swift to fulfill His word.

In Zion is His throne,
His honors are divine;
His Church shall make His wonders known,
For there His glories shine.

How holy is His name!
How terrible His praise!
Justice and truth and judg­ment join
In all His works of grace.