Rejoice, the Lord is King!

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Melody - "Darwall's 148th," John Darwall, 1770
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Charles Wesley, 1746

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!

2. 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!

3. His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules over 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!

4. 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!

5. He all His foes shall quell,
Shall all our sins destroy,
And every bosom swell
With pure seraphic joy;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice,
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

6. Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants
Up to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear th'archangel's voice;
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!


First appeared in Hymns for Our Lord's Resurrection, 1746.

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