The Lord God Imnipotent Reigneth

The Lord God omnipotent reigneth (Lillenas)

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [The Lord God omnipotent reigneth] (Lillenas)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth;
O let ev'ry tongue and tribe
To him majesty ascribe,
And glorify His matchless name.
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth;
To Him ev’ry knee shall bend,
And His reign shall never end,
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.

Refrain:
He reigns, He reigns,
From sea to sea, from shore to shore,
For the King of kings and the Lord of lords,
For the King of kings and the Lord of lords
Shall reign, shall reign,
Shall reign forevermore, forevermore, forevermore, forevermore.

2 The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth;
Earthly kingdoms rise and fall,
But above, beyond them all,
His throne established is for aye.
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth;
Mighty Potentate of Love,
In the realms of light above,
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. [Refrain]

3 The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth;
When the years of time are o'er,
And when suns shall rise no more,
He still will be the King of kings.
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth;
Seraphim and Cherubim
Bring their homage unto Him,
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #180

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth (Lillenas)
Title: The Lord God Imnipotent Reigneth
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He reigns, he reigns
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Songs of Israel's Glory (The Messiah) #d55

Songs of Praises, a General Purpose Evangelistic Song Book #d163

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The King of Glory #180

The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d188

Wonder Hymns of Faith #d200

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