Psalm 2 Why do nations rage together (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-16)  CPDL #33742:     
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Psalm 2 Why do nations rage together
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Morgan
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale for Lent   Meter: 87. 87. D

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 2014

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Original text and translations

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1. Why do nations rage together
 why in vain do they conspire?
 Rulers of earth's vast dominions
 light the skies with martyrs' fires.
 Truth mistaken, God forsaken
 banes of righteousness arise;
 Yet shall they reap sore displeasure,
 sure defeat before God's eyes.

2. To the children of the promise
 God shall give his throne this day;
 With a scepter forged of iron
 they shall dash their foes as clay.
 Faith revealing, humbly kneeling,
 quench the fire and sheath the sword,
 For God's wrath is quickly kindled;
 blest are they who serve the Lord.