1 Rejoice, give praise, our King is here,
Go forth with a song;
In a hymn of praise His Name revere,
All pow’r, all might to Him belong,
So welcome the Lord with glad triumphant song.
Christ shall reign, from His great white throne on high,
Homage gain, from land and sea and starry sky,
With love divine, with a purpose fine and strong,
Till all the world shall ring with glad triumphant song.
2 Exalt His Name, the King divine,
The cross where He died,
Shall forever be a blessed sing,
That death and tears, that sin and wrong
Are banished in vict’ry and triumphant song. [Refrain]
3 O Lord divine, O Christ our King,
Who rose from the grave;
Everlasting life and joy to bring,
Where sin and strife and death now throng
Send peace, peace eternal and triumphant song. [Refrain]
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 >