If Jesus reigned alone

How sweet a place would be the world

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [How sweet a place would be the world]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet a place would be the world
If Jesus reigned alone;
The flags of war would all be furled
If Jesus reigned alone.

And yet that blessed time will come,
For millions loudly call:
“Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!”

2 All hearts from hatred would be free
If Jesus reigned alone;
Mankind one fam’ly blest would be
If Jesus reigned alone. [Refrain]

3 Despair and want could not be found
If Jesus reigned alone;
For joy and plenty would abound
If Jesus reigned alone. [Refrain]

4 How sweet a place will earth be then,
When Jesus reigns alone;
Oh, Eden will be man’s again,
When Jesus reigns alone. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #109

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet a place would be the world
Title: If Jesus reigned alone
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: And yet that blessed time will come
Copyright: Public Domain



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