11022. A Thousand Years, O Blessed Story

1 Jesus shall reign—rejoice, ye nations,
Echo it through this vale of tears!
Jesus shall reign amidst His people,
Reign on the earth a thousand years.

A thousand years, O blessèd story!
Sung to the world by ancient seers;
Jesus will come in power and glory,
And He will reign a thousand years.

2 When He shall reign o’er all the kingdoms,
Hatreds and wars will be no more;
Peace will prevail, and raise her banners
Over the earth from shore to shore. [Refrain]

3 Lift up your heads, ye struggling toilers!
For your redemption draweth nigh.
Glory to God, the King is coming;
Justice shall reign beneath the sky. [Refrain]

4 ’Tis the new day whose golden twilight
Abraham was so glad to see;
’Tis the glad age when truth shall triumph;
’Tis the great Year of Jubilee! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus shall reign—rejoice, ye nations
Title: A Thousand Years, O Blessed Story
Author: Gustaves E. Hiller (1917)
Refrain First Line: A thousand years, O blessèd story!
Language: English
Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos, by Charles M. Alexander (Philadelphia: Sterling Music Company, 1917)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Daniel Brink Towner
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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