1 Jesus reigns and His kingdom is founded,
On the Rock that in ages is grounded;
By eternity’s shore it is bounded,
Throughout time without end Jesus reigns.
He reigns, Jesus reigns, and eternal pow’r He wields,
Before His throne, the universe its homage yields;
His word is the law of creation’s wide domains,
He reigns in earth and heaven, Jesus reigns.
2 Jesus reigns o’er a realm widely bordered,
In our hearts are His judgments recorded,
And our lives by His precepts are ordered,
As a sov’reign divine Jesus reigns. [Chorus]
3 Jesus reigns, to His throne He ascended,
By the angels of glory attended,
With their songs let our voices be blended,
Sing the story of love, Jesus reigns. [Chorus]
Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos.
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 >