"Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun"
by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. 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.
2. For Him shall endless prayer be made,
And endless praises crown His head;
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
With ev'ry morning sacrifice.
3. People and realms of ev'ry tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name.
4. Blessings abound where'er He reigns;
The pris'ner leaps, unloosed his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.
5. Where He displays His healing power,
Death and the curse are known no more;
In Him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.
6. 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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Hymn #511 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Psalm 72
Author: Isaac Watts, 1719, cento
Composer: John Hatton, 1793
Tune: "Duke Street"
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