Jesus Reigns

Jesus reigns, his people saving

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus reigns, his people saving]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Jesus reigns, his people saving,
Giver of eternal life;
See, his royal banner waving
Over fields of sin and strife!

Chorus:
hallelujah, hallelujah!
Sound his praise from shore to shore;
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Jesus reigns forevermore.

2 Jesus reigns, his servants loyal
Tell the glad news ev’rywhere;
Trusting in his promise royal,
They will overcome, thro’ prayer. [Chorus]

3 Jesus reigns; the Meek and Lowly
Lives on high, exalted King;
To his kingdom, pure and holy,
Joyful service let us bring. [Chorus]

4 Jesus reigns, and sin and sorrow
Shall be crushed beneath his feet,
On that grand triumphant morrow
When the “Lord of all” we greet. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #69

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus reigns, his people saving
Title: Jesus Reigns
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain

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