Why do nations rage together,
why in vain do they conspire?
Rulers of earth's vast dominions
light the skies with martyrs' fire.
Truth mistaken, God forsaken,
banes of right and truth arise;
yet shall they reap sore displeasure,
sure defeat before God's eyes.
To the people of the promise
God shall give the throne this day;
with a scepter forges of iron,
they shall dash their foes to clay.
Faith revealing, humbly kneeling,
quench the fire and sheathe the sword;
for God's wrath is quickly kindled;
blest are they who serve the Lord.