Jehovah reigns as King, To Him all homage bring; Ye islands, earth, and ocean, Break forth in glad devotion. Dark clouds of secrecy Enshroud His majesty. The pillars of His throne Are fixed on truth alone And perfect equity.
Consuming flames deploy Before Him, to destroy His foe men round about Him, Who vainly seek to flout Him. His lightning bolts, when hurled, Enlightened all the world; Earth saw and quaked with fear, To see His wrath appear, And thunderous clouds unfurled.
The hills, as wax by fire, Are molten at His ire, When God on His creation Pours flaming indignation. The heavens in awe express His perfect righteousness. Let all the nations see His glorious majesty, His royal power confess.
Confounded be all they Who in their folly pray To gods of man's creation And boast in vain salvation. Jehovah, Him we laud, For He alone if God. Come, all ye gods draw near, And worship Him with fear, By His dominion awed.
All Zion then rejoiced, When in her gates were voiced The judgments, O jehovah, Which Thou hast wrought for Judah. Her daughters sang with mirth, For high above the earth, Thou, who art God alone, Hast made Thyself a throne And magnified Thy worth.
Ye lovers of the Lord, To Him all praise accord; Rejoice in your confession And hate all base transgression. Jehovah keepeth well The saints in Israel; He frees them from the snare That wicked men prepare, And makes them safely dwell.
Jehovah's kindly face Gives happiness and grace To all that are pure-hearted; To them is life imparted. Rejoice in God, ye just, He raised you from the dust; Give thanks, ye people all, His holy Name recall, Repose in Him your trust.