Psalm 93:2 [The Lord of glory reigns; he reigns on high] by Isaac Watts

Psalm 93:2. 2d M. As the Old 50th Psalm
The same.

The Lord of glory reigns; he reigns on high;
His robes of state are strength and majesty:
This wide creation rose at his command,
Built by his word, and ‘stablish’d by his hand:
Long stood his throne ere he began creation,
And his own Godhead is the firm foundation.

God is th’ eternal King: thy foes in vain
Raise their rebellions to confound thy reign:
In vain the storms, in vain the floods arise,
And roar and toss their waves against the skies;
Foaming at heaven, they rage with wild commotion,
But heaven’s high arches scorn the swelling ocean.

Ye tempests, rage no more; ye floods, be still;
And the mad world submissive to his will:
Built on his truth, his church must ever stand;
Firm are his promises, and strong his hand:
See his own sons, when they appear before him,
Bow at his footstool, and with fear adore him.

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