Scripture Verse

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


John B. Herbert (1852–1927)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems (Bris­tol, Eng­land: Fe­lix Far­ley, 1742), pag­es 89–91.

Music: La­fay­ette John B. Her­bert, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


The Lord unto my Lord hath said,
Sit Thou, in glo­ry sit,
Till I Thine enemies have made
To bow beneath Thy feet.

Jesu, my Lord, mighty to save,
What can my hopes withstand,
When Thee my advocate I have
Enthroned at God’s right hand?

I fear nor earth, nor sin, nor hell,
And death hath lost his sting,
In vain a while Thy foes rebel,
Thou, Je­sus, art my king.

Nature is subject to Thy word,
All power to Thee is given,
The uncontrolled al­migh­ty Lord
Of hell, and earth and Hea­ven.

And shall my sins Thy will oppose?
Jesu, Thy right maintain;
O let not Thine usurping foes
In me Thy servant reign.

Master, on Thee my soul is stayed,
Thou wilt not quit Thy claim;
Thou only hast my ransom paid,
And only Thine I am.

Come, then, and claim me for Thine own:
Savior, Thy right assert;
Come, gracious Lord, set up Thy throne,
And reign within my heart.

The day of Thy great power I feel,
And pant for liberty;
I loathe myself, deny my will,
And give up all for Thee.

I hate my sins, no longer mine,
For I renounce them, too;
My weakness with Thy strength I join,
Thy strength shall all subdue.

Our common foes, who Thee defied
And would not own Thy sway,
Envy and sloth, desire and pride,
And hate and anger slay.

Thy enemies destroy in mine,
Pronounce their speedy doom;
In vengeance speak, in brightness shine,
The man of sin consume.

So shall I bless Thy pleading sway,
And sitting at Thy feet
Thy laws with all my heart obey,
With all my soul submit.

So shall I do Thy will below,
As angels do above,
The virtue of Thy passion show,
The triumphs of Thy love.

Thy love the conquest more than gains,
To all I shall pro­claim;
Jesus, the King, the Con­quer­or reigns:
Bow down to Je­su’s name.

To Thee shall earth and hell submit,
And every foe shall fall,
Till death expires beneath Thy feet,
And God is all in all!