Wake the song of jubilee, Let it echo o'er the sea

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1 Wake the song of jubilee,
Let it echo o’er the sea!
Now is come the promised hour,
Jesus reigns with sov’reign pow'r.
Come, you nations, join and sing,
To the throne your praises bring;
Let it sound from shore to shore:
"Jesus reigns forevermore."

2 Now the desert lands rejoice,
And the islands join their voice;
Yes, the whole creation sings,
"Jesus is the King of kings."
See the ransomed millions stand,
Palms of conquest in their hands;
This before the throne their strain:
"Hell is vanquished, death is slain."

3 Blessing, honor, glory, might
Are the Paschal Victim's right;
Thrones and pow'rs in homage fall,
To the Lamb and Lord of all,
Time has nearly reached its sum;
Spirit and the bride say, "Come!"
Jesus, whom all worlds adore,
Come, and reign forevermore.


Source: One in Faith #888

Author: Leonard Bacon

Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wake the song of jubilee, Let it echo o'er the sea
Author: Leonard Bacon
Source: Pratt's Collection

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Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns following, which are his:-
  • Wake the song of jubilee. Missions. Of these No. 1 is found in Lyra Sac. Amer., p. 6 and No. 3 was adopted, with alterations, by Pratt in his Psalms and Hymns (Lond. Seeley & Co,. 1829), fro which it passed into Greene and Mason's Church Psalmody, 1831, and the Church Psalmist of the Evangelical Christians (N. Y., 1845, 7th ed.). This altered text, with some further changes, was adopted by the author in his Appendix to T. Dwight's revised ed. of Watt's Psalms, 1833. -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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