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.

Refrain:
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 (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, and in his strength renewed
Title: He must reign
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: For Christ must reign

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