God Reigns! Earth Rejoices!
Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
“Former lamentations now are songs of peace,” stanza 3 of the song says. This hopeful joy in Christ’s coming is found in Our Song of Hope, stanza 1: “God is the world’s true Hope,” and therefore “we are a people of hope” (stanza 1), “Jesus Christ is the hope of God’s world” (stanza 4), and it even makes clear that “our ascended Lord gives hope for two ages”—in the age to come and in this age (stanza 5).