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He Shall Reign

Thrones may fall and crumble

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Thrones may fall and crumble]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thrones may fall and crumble,
Kingdoms may rise and fall,
But the throne of Immanuel
Shall flourish above them all.
He is King forever
O’er His vast domain,
Tho’ the stars may fall,
Far above them all
King Immanuel shall reign.

He shall reign,
He shall reign,
King of kings, and Lord of lords,
King of kings and Lord of lords;
He shall reign forevermore,
His reign shall extend from shore to shore.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!
Hallelujah, He shall reign,
Hallelujah, He shall reign,
Hallelujah, He shall reign forever and evermore,
Forevermore, forevermore.

2 He who bore our sorrow,
Sorrows that weighed Him down,
He who suffered upon a cross
Now wears an eternal crown.
He who was rejected,
And for sinners slain,
Ever lives to save,
Victor o’er the grave,
King Immanuel shall reign. [Refrain]

Source: Great Gospel Songs #108

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thrones may fall and crumble
Title: He Shall Reign
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: He shall reign
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12941
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The Cyber Hymnal #12941

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