Jesus Reigns

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1 Jesus reigns, Jesus reigns
Supremely in my breast,
And oh, he fills my soul with joy,
With love, and peace, and rest.
He sought his wayward, wand'ring one,
Far up the mountain wild,
And cried in pitying tones of love,
Come home, my wand'ring child.

Refrain:
Jesus reigns, Jesus reigns
Supremely in my breast,
And oh, he fills my soul with joy,
With love, and peace, and rest.

2 Praise his name, praise his name,
I now with rapture sing,
For he alone hath conquered death,
And robbed it of its sting.
I fear no more its chilling tide,
Nor shrink to cross the wave,
For he who gave his life for me,
Is mighty yet to save. [Refrain]

3 Glorious hope, glorious hope
He to his child hath given,
That when the toils of life are o'er,
With him we'll dwell in heaven.
We'll roam the fields of fadeless green,
We'll swell the angel throng,
We'll strike our harps of shining gold,
We'll sing the new, new song. [Refrain]

Author: D. B. Towner

Towner, Daniel B. (Rome, Pennsylvania, 1850--1919). Attended grade school in Rome, Penn. when P.P. Bliss was teacher. Later majored in music, joined D.L. Moody, and in 1893 became head of the music department at Moody Bible Institute. Author of more than 2,000 songs. --Paul Milburn, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus reigns, Jesus reigns
Title: Jesus Reigns
Author: D. B. Towner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus reigns, Jesus reigns
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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