Jesu, my God and King, Thy regal state I sing

Jesu, my God and King, Thy regal state I sing

Author: Charles Wesley
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1 Jesu, my God and King,
Thy regal state I sing;
Thou, and only thou art great,
High thine everlasting throne;
Thou the sov'reign Potentate,
Blest immortal thou alone.

2 Essay your choicest strains,
The King Messiah reigns!
Tune your harps, celestial choir,
Joyful all, your voices raise,
Christ than earth-born monarchs higher,
Sons of men and angels praise.

3 Hail your dread Lord and ours,
Dominions, thrones, and pow'rs;
Source of pow'r he rules alone;
Veil your eyes and prostrate fall,
Cast your crowns before his throne,
Hail the cause, the Lord of all.

4 Justice and truth maintain
Thine everlasting reign:
One with thine almighty fire,
Partner of an equal throne,
King of hearts, let all conspire,
Gratefully thy sway to own.

5 Let earth's remotest bound
With ecchoing joys resound;
Christ to praise let all conspire;
Praise to Christ doth all belong;
Shout ye first-born sons of fire,
Earth repeat the glorious song.

Source: A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XL

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesu, my God and King, Thy regal state I sing
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesu, my God and King. C. Wesley. [Jesus The King.] First published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, p. 171, in 11 stanzas of 6 lines, and entitled "Hymn to Christ the King" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 152). In the 1830 Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, stanzas i.-vii. were included as No. 689. These are repeated as No. 727 in the revised edition, 1875. In Kennedy, 1863, stanzas iii.-v. and vii. are given as "Hail your dread Lord and ours." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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