Scripture Verse

The Lord reigneth; He is clothed with majesty. Psalm 93:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 168. The di­vine per­fec­tions.

Music: Sha­lem Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 49 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Jehovah reigns, His throne is high,
His robes are light and ma­jes­ty;
His glo­ry shines with beams so bright,
No mor­tal can sus­tain the sight.

His ter­rors keep the world in awe;
His jus­tice guards His ho­ly law;
His love re­veals a smil­ing face;
His truth and pro­mise seal the grace.

Through all His works His wis­dom shines,
And baf­fles Satan’s deep de­signs;
His pow­er is so­ve­reign to ful­fill
The nob­lest coun­sels of His will.

And will this glo­ri­ous Lord des­cend
To be my Fa­ther and my friend?
Then let my songs with an­gels join;
Heav’n is se­cure, if God be mine.