1 Shout, for the blessed Jesus reigns;
through distant lands his triumphs spread;
and sinners, freed from endless pains,
own him their Savior and their Head.
2 He calls his chosen from afar,
they all at Zion's gates arrive;
those who were dead in sin before
by sovereign grace are made alive.
3 Gentiles and Jews his laws obey;
nations remote their off'rings bring,
and unconstrained their homage pay
to their exalted God and King.
4 O may his holy church increase,
his Word and Spirit still prevail,
while angels celebrate his praise,
and saints his growing glories hail.
5 Loud hallelujahs to the Lamb,
from all below, and all above!
In lofty songs exalt his name,
in songs as lasting as his love.
|First Line:||Shout, for the blessed Jesus reigns|
|Title:||Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns|
|Author:||Benjamin Beddome (1769)|
|Topic:||Election; The Church: The Kingdom of God; Christ: Head of the Church(2 more...)|