441. Jesus Shall Reign

1 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
does his successive journeys run;
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 To him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown his head;
his name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
with every morning sacrifice.

3 People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.

4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns;
the pris'ner leaps to lose his chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all the sons of want are blest.

5 Let every creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our King,
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Title: Jesus Shall Reign
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 72
Topic: Christ: Kingly Office of; Christ: Praise of; Christians: Blessedness of
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Hatton (1793)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major

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