Scripture Verse

The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice. Psalm 97:1


John A. Lloyd, Sr. (1815–1874)

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 260.

Music: Bryn­teg John A. Lloyd, Sr. (1815–1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jehovah reigns, let earth be glad,
And all the isles their joy make known;
With clouds and dark­ness He is clad,
On truth and jus­tice rests His throne.

Consuming fire de­stroys His foes,
Around the world His light­nings blaze;
The trem­bling earth His pre­sence knows,
The mount­ains melt be­fore His gaze.

The heav’ns His right­eous­ness pro­claim,
Through earth His glo­ry shines abroad;
From id­ol wor­ship turn with shame
And bow be­fore the liv­ing God.

Thy Church re­joic­es to behold
Thy judg­ments in the earth, O Lord;
Thy glo­ry to the world un­fold,
Supreme o’er all be Thou ­.

All ye that tru­ly love the Lord,
Hate sin, for He is just and pure;
To saints His help He will ac­cord
And keep them in His love se­cure.

For good men light and joy are sown
To bless them in the har­vest time;
Ye saints, your joy in God make known
And ev­er praise His name sub­lime.