The LORD Reigns

The LORD Reigns

Psalms 93, 97 and 99 all begin with the acclamation ”the LORD reigns.”   The following responsive reading draws attention to this Old Testament proclamation of praise.


P: The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and is armed with strength.  The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.   (PS 93:1)

C: The LORD reigns; you are from all eternity.  (93:2)



P:  The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.   (Ps97:1)

C:  The LORD reigns.  For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth;

       you are exalted far above all gods.  (Ps 97:9)



P: The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.   (Ps 99:1)

C:  The LORD reigns.  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.  (Ps 99:9)


I would follow this up with the singing of one of these worship songs to make a powerful worship moment:

1.  “Ancient of Days” by Gary Sadler & Jamie Harvill

2.  “Lord, Reign in Me” by Brenton Brown

3.  “He Reigns” by the Newsboys

4. “Come Thou Almighty King” by Charles Wesley

5.  “We Will Glorify” by Twila Paris

6. “Beautiful Savior” by Stuart Townend

7. “Amazing Grace” (My Chains are Gone) by John Newton & Chris Tomlin

8. “Awesome God” by Richie Mullins

Here’s a video of the Newsboys singing “He Reigns.”   I’ve never sung this in worship, it’s a bit too progressive for our tastes,  but I’m thinking of using it at a future teen event.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society