Redeemed Hymn 81 – God the Lord is King: Before Him

The Lord reigneth. He sitteth between the Cherubims-Ps 99:1

1 God the Lord is King: before Him

Earth, with all thy nations, wait!

Where the cherubim adore Him,

Sitteth He in royal state:

He is holy.

Blessed, only Potentate!


2 God the Lord is King of Glory,

Zion, tell the world His fame,

Ancient Israel, the story

Of His faithfulness proclaim:

He is holy.

Holy is His awful name.


3 In old times when dangers darkened,

When, invoked by priest and seer,

To His people’s cry He hearkened

Answer’d them in all their fear

He is holy,

As they call’d, they found Him near

4 Laws divine to them were spoken,

From the pillar of the cloud,

Sacred precepts, quickly broken!

Fiercely then His vengeance flow’d,

He is holy,

To the dust their hearts were bowed.


5 But their Father God forgave them,

When they sought His face once more,

Ever ready was Ever ready was to save them,

Tenderly did He restore

He is holy.

We too will His grace implore.


6 God in Christ is all forgiving,

Waits His promise to fulfill

Come, exalt Him all the living.

Come, ascend His holy hill!

He is holy:

Worship at His holy hill.

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