Who Shall Reign?

The Lord, our God, is King, His rule, his name is love

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [The Lord, our God, is King] (Perkins)
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord, our God, is King, His rule, his name is love
Title: Who Shall Reign?
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: The saints of the Lord shall reign
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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National Tidings of Joy #66

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #286

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The Baptist Hymn Book #286

The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d95

Tidings of Joy #d49

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