Scripture Verse

He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:9–10


Words: Will­iam Wrang­ham (1784–1832).

Music: Ga­da­ra Lo­well Ma­son, The Mo­dern Psalm­ist (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1839), page 57 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


The Lord in Zion ever reigns,
And o’er her holds His guardian hand;
Her worship and her laws maintains,
Which, like Himself, unmoved shall stand.

O come, behold what He has done
Whom we delight to call our Lord;
The victories which His arm has won;
And faithfully His deeds record.

He maketh war on earth to cease;
He breaks the bow, He cuts the dart,
The chariot burns; and sheds His peace
O’er every nation, every heart.

Be still, and hear the Lord pro­claim—
I will above the heathen rise;
O’er all the earth exalt My name,
And spread My triumphs through the skies.