Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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)
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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Lyrics

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.