Scripture Verse

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. Psalm 110:1


Words: Daniel G. Wait (1789–1850).

Music: Tal­bot (Gaunt­lett) Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett, Christ­mas Min­strel­sy (Lon­don and Man­ches­ter, Eng­land: No­vel­lo & Brem­ner, 1864), num­ber 63 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Henry J. Gauntlett (1805–1876)
National Portrait Gallery



In Heav’n’s eter­nal glories blessed,
Jehovah thus my Lord ad­dressed:
“Sit Thou at My right hand on high,
Till pros­trate all My foes shall lie.

“Thy will­ing peo­ple shall com­bine
To make th’ il­lus­tri­ous tri­umph Thine;
Plenteous as dew, in firm ar­ray,
Thy youths shall seal to Thee dis­play.

A priest­hood, end­less and di­vine,
Ranked with Mel­chi­ze­dek’s is Thine

So swore Je­ho­vah! His de­cree
Unchanged, un­change­able shall be.