The Eternal Lord Doth Reign As King


Th’ eternal Lord doth reign as king,
let all the people quake;
He sits between the cherubims,
let th’ earth be mov’d and shake.

The Lord in Sion great and high
above all people is;
Thy great and dreadful name (for it
is holy) let them bless.

The king’s strength also judgment loves;
thou settlest equity:
Just judgment thou dost execute
in Jacob righteously.

The Lord our God exalt on high,
and rev’rently do ye
Before his footstool worship him:
the Holy One is he.

Moses and Aaron ‘mong his priests,
Samuel, with them that call
Upon his name: these call’d on God,
and he them answer’d all.

Within the pillar of the cloud
he unto them did speak:
The testimonies he them taught,
and laws, they did not break.

Thou answer’dst them, O Lord our God;
thou wast a God that gave
Pardon to them, though on their deeds
thou wouldest vengeance have.

Do ye exalt the Lord our God,
and at his holy hill
Do ye him worship: for the Lord
our God is holy still.

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases