Like the poem Draw Nigh!, this poem was inspired by a Psalm – in this case, Psalm 96 (which is included below the poem). 🙂
The Lord of Hosts Reigns Always!
Sing unto the Lord, every nation!
Praise His Holy Name, everyone!
Bless Him who brought salvation,
Through the only Begotten Son!
We declare His glory so all may see
Who made the heavens and all within,
For there are no gods before Thee;
I speak of Thy wonders, again and again!
Strength and beauty are before my King,
Honor and majesty are in His sanctuary,
Bring glory and praise as an offering,
Because no, no one can come before Thee!
O worship the Lord, for His holiness
Shines brighter than any splendor
Your name only, Lord, should we bless
Forever and ever and ever!
Speak so unbelievers can understand,
That the Lord of Hosts reigns always!
He holds all in the world in his hand,
He shall be fair on that great of days!
Let the heavens rejoice!
And let the earth be glad!
Let the sea roar with its voice!
With God, there is no gloom to be had!
Let the fields be joyful,
And all therein be cheered,
Let the trees be jovial,
For the One who is to be revered!
He comes to judge with His truth,
His righteousness, and virtue,
He shall judge the old and the youth,
I will be glad that day; what about you?
1: O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
2: Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
3: Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4: For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
5: For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
6: Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7: Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
8: Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9: O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
10: Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
11: Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12: Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
13: Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.