Rejoice, The Lord Is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Brass Band

By special request of Rev’d Dr Jules Gomes BA BD MTh PhD (Cantab), Pastor
St Augustine’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

See Also Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Meter: 66 66 88

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven,
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
God’s trumpet call shall sound, rejoice!

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1707–1788). Public Domain.


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  • Tune: Darwell’s 148th, composer  John Darwall (1731–1789). Public Domain.
  • Arrangement and Descant Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b.1950). All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved
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Viola Accompaniment

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