The Lord, our God, is King; Let earth rejoice (Wesley)

The Lord, our God, is King; Let earth rejoice (Wesley)

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Tune: [The Lord, our God, is King]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord, our God, is King! Let earth rejoice,
And praise His holy name with heart and voice;
Let mountains, plains and seas His might proclaim;
Let all things which have breath extol His fame;
The Lord, our God is King, and shall forever reign!
His glory and His greatness ne’er shall wane;
Triumphant conq’ror He, upon His throne.
Our Lord is God, and He is God alone.

Refrain:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The Lord is King, the Lord is King,
The Lord is King, the Lord is King,
Hallelujah!

2 The Lord, our God, is King! Almighty He,
He speaks the word and nations cease to be;
All things must work according to His will;
When He commands, the winds and waves are still;
The Lord, our God, is King, all holy, just and true,
Who sinful, ruined men doth make anew;
His love unfathomed is and ne’er can fail;
For us o’er sin and death He doth prevail. [Refrain]

3 The Lord, our God, is King! Let joyful praise
From heart and mind ascend through all our days;
Let all mankind exalt His gracious name;
Let every tongue His wondrous love proclaim;
The Lord, our God, is King! Let earth rejoice and sing,
And to Him tribute and devotion bring;
Believe, confess and live for Him alone;
Our Savior Lord and God o’er all we own. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #178

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley

Ernest G. W. Wesley was born and educated in England. At the age of seventeen he started writing for local newspapers. When he was twenty-two he worked as special correspondent for The New York Times in Buenos Aries. While he was in Buenos Aries he became licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the United States in the early 1870's and continued writing and contributing to religious and secular papers. He wrote between five and six hundred hymns and nearly two thousand articles on religious and theological topics. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord, our God, is King; Let earth rejoice (Wesley)
Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah
Copyright: Public Domain

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