Scripture Verse

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


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 265.

Music: El­la­combe, Ge­sang­buch der herz­ogl. Wir­tem­berg­isch­en ka­tho­lisch­en Hof­ka­pel­le (Würt­tem­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1784). Adapt­ed & har­mo­nized by Will­iam H. Monk in the 1868 ap­pen­dix to Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, num­ber 366 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Jehovah reigns in ma­jes­ty,
Let all the na­tions quake;
He dwells be­tween the che­ru­bim,
Let earth’s foun­da­tions shake.
Supreme in Zi­on is the Lord,
Exalted glo­ri­ous­ly,
Ye na­tions, praise His name with awe,
The Ho­ly One is He.

The migh­ty King loves jus­tice well,
And eq­ui­ty or­dains;
He rules His peo­ple right­eous­ly,
And faith­ful­ness maint­ains.
O mag­ni­fy the Lord our God,
Let Him ex­alt­ed be;
In wor­ship at His foot­stool bow,
The Ho­ly One is He.

When priests and pro­phets called on God,
He their pe­ti­tions heard;
His cloudy pil­lar led them on,
And they ob­eyed His Word.
Though send­ing judg­ments for their sins,
He par­doned gra­cious­ly;
Exalt the Lord and wor­ship Him,
The Ho­ly One is He.