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He Must Reign

Awake, and in His strength renewed

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Awake, and in His strength renewed]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Awake, and in His strength renewed,
The battle cry take up again;
All enemies shall be subdued,
And Christ the Lord shall reign.

For Christ must reign!
For Christ must reign!
Our hope in Him is not in vain,
For Christ must reign!
For Christ must reign!
For Christ must reign!
Our hope in Him is not in vain,
For Christ must reign!

2 Too long His foll’wers idly stood,
By selfish creed and doctrine rent;
Nor knew that for one Brotherhood
His own short life was spent. [Refrain]

3 Unite and in His strength go on,
Nor count a life as lost, but gain;
And soon the vict’ry shall be won,
For Jesus Christ must reign. [Refrain]

4 To dare and do for Him is meet,
The struggle shall not be in vain;
The trumpets shall not call “Retreat,”
For Jesus Christ must reign. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love #87

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, and in His strength renewed
Title: He Must Reign
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For Christ must reign
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Hymns of the Living Gospel No.3 #d12

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Hymns We Love #87

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Magnificat #111

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #327

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d8

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Premier Hymns #12

Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d18

Worship and Praise #d17

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