Hymn of the Divine Attributes (Psalm 99)
1 Jehovah reigns, enthroned in heaven’s host,
Let trembling seize the highlands and the coast.
2 In Zion’s streets his greatness is extolled,
His ancient fame surpassing men of old.
3 That name, sublime in terror to address
Thrice-holy do the ransomed saints confess.
4 To judge just cause he bears a mighty sword,
And Jacob’s equity comes from the Lord.
5 Exalt the Lord our God, O Israel,
And at his bench his holiness foretell.
6 For Moses and his brother sought God’s face,
And Samuel received his holy grace.
7 Out from the guiding cloud his voice was heard –
His righteous prophets kept the holy Word.
8 Then, O Jehovah, quick thine answer came,
Forgiveness mixed with vengeance on the same.
9 In Zion’s hill exalt the Lord our God,
Extol his holiness with praise and laud.
Question for consideration: How does Psalm 99 affect your view of God? Does its reverential tone strike a chord within you?