1 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Does its successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
2 To Him shall endless prayer be made,
And endless praises crown His head;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise
With ev'ry morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of ev'ry tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name.
4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns;
The pris'ners leap, unloose their chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all who suffer want are blest.
5 Let ev'ry creature rise and bring
Honors peculiar to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen.
|First Line:||Jesus shall reign where'er the sun|
|Title:||Jesus Shall Reign|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Scripture:||Psalm 72:5-17; Revelation 11:15; Psalm 8:2; Matthew 21:15-16; Matthew 11:28|
|Topic:||Mission and Witness; Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 72|
|Composer (attributed to):||John C. Hatton, d. 1793|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|