He reigns! the Lord, the Savior reigns

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He reigns! The Lord our Savior reigns!
Praise him in evangelic strains;
let all the earth in songs rejoice
and distant islands join their voice.

In robes of judgment, lo, he comes!
He shakes the earth, and cleaves the tombs;
before him burns devouring fire,
the mountains melt, the seas retire.

Deep are his counsels, long unknown;
his grace and truth support his throne;
rejoice, ye righteous, and record
the sacred honors of our Lord.



Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #49

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #2320
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Small Church Music #1478
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