Friday, June 16, 2023

Jesus shall reign

999 L. M
Christ's universal and everlasting kingdom

JESUS shall reign where’er the sun
   Does his successive journeys run;
   His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
   Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 From north to south the princes meet,
   To pay their homage at his feet;
   While western empires own their Lord,
   And savage tribes attend his word.

3 To him shall endless prayer be made,
   And endless praises crown his head;
   His Name like sweet perfume shall rise
   With every morning sacrifice.

4 People and realms of every tongue
   Dwell on his love with sweetest song,
   And infant Voices shall proclaim
   Their early blessings on his Name.
                         Isaac Watts
                         Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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