Lyrics ~ 5 verses
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.
People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.
Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.
As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.
Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!
Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.
- Tune: Truro, composed by Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789). Public Domain.
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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