Scripture Verse

The Lord reigneth. He is clothed with majesty. Psalm 98:1


Nahum Tate (1652–1715)

Words: New Ver­sion of the Psalms of Da­vid, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1696, 1698, alt.

Music: Men­don, Ger­man tune. Ar­ranged by Sam­uel Dy­er, Sup­ple­ment of Sam­uel Dy­er’s Third Edi­tion of Sac­red Mu­sic 1828 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Luz Lo­well Ma­son, The Mo­dern Psalm­ist (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1839), page 56 (🔊 pdf nwc)

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


With glo­ry clad, with strength arrayed,
The Lord, that o’er all nature reigns,
The world’s foundations strongly laid,
And its vast fabric still sustains.

How surely stablished is Thy throne,
Which shall no change or pe­ri­od see!
For Thou, O Lord, and Thou alone,
Art God from all eternity.

The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice,
And toss the troubled waves on high;
But God above can still their noise,
And make the angry sea comply.

Thy promise, Lord, is ever sure,
And they that in Thy house would dwell,
That happy station to secure,
Must still in holiness excel.