Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: "Jesus Shall Reign"
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Jesus Shall Reign”

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: "Jesus Shall Reign"In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Jesus Shall Reign

by Issac Watts (1719)

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.

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: "Jesus Shall Reign"To him shall endless prayer be made,
And praises throng to crown His head.
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound where’er He reigns:
The pris’ner leaps to lose his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen!

Amen.

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  • Deborah

    Thank you for sharing! I love words and music that lift Him high, and even though very familiar with many of the old hymns, I had never heard this one before. The words are beautiful!

  • Karrilee Aggett

    As one who was not raised in church, and ‘grew up’ as a new Christian in a community that leaned more toward contemporary worship music, I appreciate that you included not only the lyrics (–which, man – do those hymns preach Gospel!) but also a video so I could listen! My Honey grew up in a chapel and so he is very familiar with a lot of hymns, but I haven’t heard many of them and had never heard this one! I particularly loved these lines: “People and realms of every tongue Dwell on his love with sweetest song; And infant voices shall proclaim Their early blessings on His Name.”

  • Karen

    I love reading the words to old hymns and meditating on their meaning. Such depth and rich truth! Thanks!

  • Karen Del Tatto

    Isaac Watts wrote some amazing hymns, but I was not familiar with this one.

    Thanks for sharing! Wonderful lyrics about our Great God and King.

  • Jann Olson

    Beautiful! I love the hymns that you share. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    Jann
    Jann

  • I love this one! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina