|2 (2)||Psalm 2 Version 2||LM|
|O WHEREFORE do the nations rage,
And kings and rulers strive in vain,
Against the Lord of earth and Heaven,
To overthrow Messiah’s reign?
|2||Their strength is weakness in the sight
Of Him Who sits enthroned above;
He speaks, and judgements fall on them
Who tempt His wrath and scorn His love.
|3||By God’s decree His Son receives
The nations for His heritage;
The conquering Christ shall surely reign
As King of kings, from age to age.
|4||Be wise, you rulers of the earth,
And serve the Lord with godly fear;
With reverent joy confess the Son
While yet in mercy He is near.
|5||Delay not, lest His anger rise,
And you should perish in your way;
Lo, all that put their trust in Him
Are blest for all eternity.
|The Psalter, 1912|