Psalm 92.  Dominus regnavit

The Lord is King

A striking view of nature: nature is God's magnificent cloak, the forces of nature are his sword, the earth is his throne.  The victory of day over night is an image of God's kingdom in its victory over hell.  A morning vision of the Resurrection.

The throne of God  unshakable

Dóminus regnávit, decórem indútus est: * indútus est Dóminus fortitúdinem, et præcínxit se.
2  Etenim
firmávit orbem terræ, * qui non commovébitur.
3  Paráta sedes tua ex tunc: * a sæculo tu es.

The Lord hath reigned, and hath put on glorious apparel; * the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.
2  For he hath stablished the round world, * that it cannot be moved.
3  Thy throne is prepared from of old : * thou art from everlasting.

No power can overthrow it

4  Elevavérunt flúmina, Dómine: * elevavérunt flúmina vocem suam.
5  Elevavérunt flúmina fluctus suos, * a vócibus aquárum multárum.

6  Mirábiles elatiónes maris: * mirábilis in altis Dóminus.

4  The floods have lift up, O Lord, * yea, the floods have lift up their voice.
5  The floods have lift up their waves, * with the noise of many waters.
6  The waves of the sea are mighty, * glorious is the Lord, who dwelleth on high.


7  Testimónia tua credibília facta sunt nimis: * domum tuam decet sanctitúdo, Dómine, in longitúdinem diérum.

7  Thy testimonies are become exceeding credible: * holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever and ever.