Kingship Knowings

Fits tune: Anima Christi

('Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast')

Based on Psalm 2


Why do the heathen rage, and the people

Imagine a vain thing, their end they fall

Kings of the earth together they have set

Themselves against the Lord, with rulers met


And against His anointed, Christ the Son

Saying, Let us break their bands off, each one

And cast away cords that do bind us strong

He that sits in the heavens laughs along


For He the Lord shall in derision put

Them, and shall speak to them, dislodge the foot

Of those that plot and scheme against Him sore

In His displeasure He shall vex them sure


Yet have I set my king upon my hill

My holy hill of Zion remains still

The decree of the Lord I will declare

And with all peoples with them I will share


This the decree, the Lord said unto me

You are my Son, today begotten be

Ask of me the Lord, to you I shall give

Heathen for inheritance, they shall live


And too the uttermost parts of earth, for

Your possession I shall give evermore

Them you shall break with rod of iron strong

Dash like potter's vessel, shatter the throng


Be wise now therefore, O you kings, now learn

Be instructed, and judges to Him turn

Serve the Lord with fear, before Him rejoice

Trembling with holy awe, listen to His voice


Come, kiss the Son, come in communion sweet

Lest he be angry, worship at His feet

And lest you perish when His wrath kindled

yet blessed those who trust Him, them He has called



  • WriteBeLight

    Very well done orchidee.

  • Goldfinch60

    Good one again Orchi.

  • orchidee

    Thanks WBL, G/F.

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