492. Jesus Shall Reign

1 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his 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 praises throng to 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'ner leap to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all who suffer want are blest.

5 Let every creature rise and bring
Blessing and honor to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Title: Jesus Shall Reign
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: LM
Scripture: Job 3:17-18; Psalm 19:4-9; Psalm 72
Topic: Christ the King; Easter Season; Ascension (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Hatton, c. 1710-1793
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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