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Psalm 99 (The Lord God Reigns)

Words: The Psalter 1912
Tune: I Sing the Mighty Power of God
“Ellacombe” by Gesangbuch der Herzol 1784
[Key: C]

Verse 1
The LORD God 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.
All nations, praise His name with awe:
The Holy One is He!

Verse 2
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!

Verse 3
When priests and prophets called on God,
He their petitions heard.
His cloudy pillar led them on,
And they obeyed His word.
Tho’ sending judgments for their sins,
He pardoned graciously.
Exalt the LORD and worship Him:
The Holy One is He!

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I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Words: Isaac Watts, 1719
Music: “Ellacombe” by Gesangbuch der Herzol 1784
[Key: C]

Verse 1
I sing the mighty power of God,
That made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom
That ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command,
And all the stars obey.

Verse 2
I sing the goodness of the Lord,
Who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word,
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders
Are displayed where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread,
Or gaze upon the sky.

Verse 3
There’s not a plant or flower below,
But makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
By order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows
Life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God art present there.