Hymn of the Week – The Lord is King

This a great hymn affirming the reality that God is indeed on the throne. This is a reality we need to remind ourselves of, and a cause for rejoicing.  The answer to the question of verse 2 is, of course, that we all do – and that is precisely why we need the reminders of the rest of the hymn. So read and rejoice that our God does indeed reign, and then pray and work for that reign to be more widely seen in our day, until the day his reign comes in all its fullness.

  1. The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
    O earth; and all ye heavens, rejoice!
    From world to world the joy shall ring,
    The Lord omnipotent is King.
  2. The Lord is King! who then shall dare
    resist his will, distrust his care,
    or murmur at his wise decrees,
    or doubt his royal promises?
  3. The Lord is King! Child of the dust,
    the Judge of the all the earth is just;
    holy and true are all his ways;
    let every creature speak his praise.
  4. He reigns! ye saints, exalt your strains;
    your God is King, your Father reigns;
    and he is at the Father’s side,
    the Man of love, the Crucified.
  5. Come, make your wants, your burdens known;
    he will present them at the throne;
    and angel bands are waiting there
    his messages of love to bear.
  6.  The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
    O earth; and all ye heavens, rejoice!
    From world to world the joy shall ring,
    The Lord omnipotent is King.

(Author: Josiah Condor)

 

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