Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics
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!
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- Tune: Truro
- Meter: LM
- Style: Traditional English
- Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
- Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
- Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
- Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
- Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.