|76 (2)||Psalm 76 Version 2||CM|
|IN Judah God of old was known:
His name in Israel great;
In Salem stood His royal throne,
And Zion was His seat.
|2||From Zion went His awesome word,
Which broke the threatening spear,
The bow, the arrow and the sword,
And crushed th’oppressor’s war.
|3||What power can stand before His sight
When once His wrath appears?
When He reveals His power and might
The earth lies still and fears.
|4||The wrath of man shall work His praise
In God’s delivering hour,
For in conspicuous saving ways
He shows superior power.
|5||Yield to the Lord, and tribute bring,
You rulersfear His frown;
His judgements shake the proudest king,
And bring his armies down.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748‡|