The Lord Is Jealous

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A hymn on the jealousy of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is jealous to uphold His excellence and glory
For unto Him all praise is due, since He alone is worthy.
He will uphold His fame,
For Jealous is His name;
The idol worshiper
His violent wrath will stir—
He will defend His honor.

The Lord has purified a bride to be His faithful lover,
Though she had once profaned His name and glorified another.
The Father's jealous wrath
Christ bore on our behalf—
His blood for sin atoned
That we might be brought home
To show His fame forever.

The Lord will not forsake His bride who bears His name and splendor;
Against His church no foe can stand—He rises to defend her.
His zealous people go
To herald and to show
The glory of His grace
To ev'ry tribe and race,
That all might love and praise Him.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
9.1.1a Deuteronomy 6:14-15 "You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you—for the LORD your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth."
9.1.1b Ezekiel 39:25 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD ... I will be jealous for my holy name."
9.1.2a Psalm 65:1 "Praise is due to you, O God..."
9.1.2b Revelation 4:11 "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
9.1.3 Ezekiel 36:22-23 "It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name ... I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations"
9.1.4 Exodus 34:14 "The LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God"
9.1.5-6 Deuteronomy 32:21 "They have made me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked me to anger with their idols."
9.2.1 Titus 2:14 "[Jesus] gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works." Revelation 19:7-8 "The marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints."
9.2.2 Ezekiel 16:14-15 "Your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD. But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore because of your renown and lavished your whorings on any passerby; your beauty became his."
9.2.3 Ezekiel 36:6 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I have spoken in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered the reproach of the nations."
9.2.4 Isaiah 53:10 "Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring..."
9.2.5 Romans 5:9 "Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God."
9.3.1a Hebrews 13:5 "I [the Lord] will never leave you nor forsake you."
9.3.1b Revelation 3:12 "I [Jesus] will write on [believers] the name of my God ... and my own new name."
9.3.1c Epesians 5:25-27 "Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her ... so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish."
9.3.2a Matthew 16:18 "...I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
9.3.2b Isaiah 19:20 "When [His people] cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them."
9.3.3 Mark 7:36 "Jesus charged [those whom He had healed] to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it."
9.3.4 Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."
9.3.5-6 Matthew 24:14 "This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."


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I'm so glad I stumbled upon this. I did a google search because I was looking for a song on God's jealousy to sing for family worship and came across this. It's excellent! I'm working on a song with the same topic. I told to my wife that I would be very unlikely to find many songs about God's jealousy, despite how often God is described this way in Scripture. I'm so encouraged that others are thinking and writing about these things.

grace and peace,
» Shai Linne on February 12th, 2011
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