1 The Lord is king, ye saints rejoice,
And ceaseless hallelujahs sing!
The angry floods lift up their voice
In vain, for lo! the Lord is king.
All ocean’s waves may swell and roar,
They cannot break their sandy chain:
Supreme in majesty and power
Jehovah shall for ever reign.
2 Though war’s devouring surges rise,
Beyond their bounds they cannot go,
Jehovah sits above the skies,
And rules th’embattled hosts below.
The counsels vain of earthly kings
He blasts and baffles at His will;
All their designs to naught He brings,
And bids the madding world be still.
3 ’Tis God who bids contention cease,
And makes the flames of war expire,
Destroys the cruel foes of peace,
And burns the weapons of His ire.
Wherefore to Him our souls we raise,
Our souls are in His mighty hand;
We dwell within His secret place,
We on the rock of ages stand.
4 Thou, Lord, shalt take Thy people’s part,
Our lives beneath Thy shadow hide:
Head over all to us Thou art,
To us who in Thy name confide.
Jesus, we trust in Thee alone:
The strength that in Thy name we have,
The love that still preserves Thine own,
Thro’ all eternity shall save.
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 >
Please note that the tune in the Himnario Adventista is different from the two Hawaiian hymnals, yet they are the same tune. In the Himnario Adventista, the verses start with the 66716 incipit, and the refrain begins 33333. In the Hawaiian hymnals, the verses start with 33333 and the refrain begins…
Display Title: The Lord Is King, Ye Saints, RejoiceFirst Line: The Lord is king, ye saints rejoiceTune Title: BUCARESTIAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: LMDSource: Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution by John and Charles Wesley (London: Strahan, 1744)