Omnipotent King, Who Reignest On High

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1 Omnipotent King, who reignest on high,
Thy mercy we sing, Thy haters defy;
We give Thee Thy glory, though Satan oppose,
And gladly adore Thee, in sight of Thy foes.

2 The reprobates dare their master proclaim,
And loudly declare their sin and their shame;
Presumptuous in evil, their god they avow,
Their father the devil, and worship him now.

3 And shall we not sing our master and Lord,
Our maker and king, by angels adored?
Our merciful Savior, who brought us to God,
And purchased us favor by shedding His blood.

4 Yes, Lord, we adore, though all men deny,
And tell of Thy power, triumphantly nigh:
O Jesus, we bless Thee, our ruler proclaim,
And gladly confess Thee, for ever the same.

5 In tumult and noise, we sing of Thy grace,
More mighty our joys, more hearty our praise;
Our triumphs are higher, and warmer our zeal,
And Thee ever nigher than Satan we feel.

6 The sinners we see, who Satan obey,
Much happier we, much wiser than they;
Our master is greater, He makes us His heirs,
And O how much better our wages than theirs!

7 Our Jesus is near, whenever we sing,
Among us we hear the shout of a king;
Our voices are stronger than theirs who blaspheme,
And surely we longer shall triumph than them.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11471

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: Omnipotent King, who reignest on high
Title: Omnipotent King, Who Reignest On High
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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LYONS

LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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