The Universal Victory of the Cross

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1 Jesus, the Conqueror, reigns,
In glorious strength arrayed;
His kingdom over all maintains,
And bids the earth be glad.

2 Ye sons of men, rejoice
In Jesus’ mighty love;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice,
To Him who rules above.

3 Extol His kingly power;
Kiss the exalted Son,
Who died, and lives to die no more,
High on His Father’s throne:

4 Our Advocate with God,
He undertakes our cause,
And spreads through all the earth abroad
The victory of His cross.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #203

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: Jesus, the Conqueror, reigns
Title: The Universal Victory of the Cross
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


PAUL (Everett)


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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