The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed (William Ellison)
- Editor: William Ellison (submitted 2020-09-18). Score information: Letter, 27 pages, 1003 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: William
Description: Original composition by William Ellison based on Psalm 2 from the English Standard Version of the Bible. This composition is for SATB choir with String accompaniment (Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, and Bass). It uses the Lydian (W W W H W W H) mode.
Original text and translations
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and his anointed
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us”.
He, who sits in the heavens, laughs;
The Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them with his fury, saying
“As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”
I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
Today I have begotten you,
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potters vessel.”
“Now therefore, O kings, be wise,
be warned, O rulers of the earth.”
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembeling.
Kiss the Son, least he be angry, and you perish in the way,
and his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.