based on Nahum 1
A righteous God in heaven reigns,
against his foes his arm is strong:
his throne the rule of right maintains,
his justice will avenge the wrong.
He rides the whirlwind, storm and gale,
about his feet the lightnings play;
the seas are dry, the rivers fail,
the mountains melt like wax away.
His righteous indignations burn;
as fire and flame his wrath is poured:
in judgment swift the guilty learn
the day of vengeance of the Lord.
Our God is good! His mercy stands:
unwearied love is still the same.
We rest in his eternal hands
with all who trust his holy Name.
Behold, upon the mountain height
the herald's cry awakes the morn!
The darkness flees before the light,
and our redemption's day is born.