Jesus Christ as King is reigning

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1 Jesus Christ as King is reigning,
God His mighty rule ordaining:
All things at His feet shall lie.
Let each tongue as Lord confess Him
And in homage praise and bless Him;
For His throne is built on high.

2 With the Father honors sharing,
Cherubim His fame declaring,
He is seated on His throne,
Ruling over earth and heaven;
For to Him are all things given
By the Father as His own.

3 Christians here on earth, adore Him;
Saints in heaven, come before Him,
Shout, ye hosts that carry palms;
Ye who glist'ning crowns are wearing,
Ye who harps of gold are bearing,
Praise ye Him with tuneful psalms.

4 And I, too, a sinner lowly,
Will exalt the Lord most holy,
Saying, as I prostrate lie:
Jesus Christ as King is reigning,
God His mighty rule ordaining:
Glory to the Lord on high.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #628

Author: Philipp Friedrich Hiller

Hiller, Philipp Friedrich, son of Johann Jakob Hiller, pastor at Mühlhausen on the the Enz, Württemberg, was born at Mühlhausen, Jan. 6, 1699. He was educated at the clergy training schools at Denkendorf (under J. A. Bengel) and Maulbronn, and the University of Tübingen (M.A. 1720). His first clerical appointment was as assistant at Brettach, near Neckarsulm, 1724-27. He afterwards held similar posts at Hessigheim and elsewhere, and was also, from 1729-31, a private tutor at Nürnberg. He was then, on St. Bartholomew's Day, 1732, instituted as pastor of Neckargröningen, on the Neckar, near Marbach. In 1736 he became pastor of his native place, and in 1748 pastor at Steinheim, near Heidenheim. In his third year of residence at Steinheim… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus Christ as King is reigning
Author: Philipp Friedrich Hiller



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