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10 August 2010

Jesus Shall Reign

TRURO:


DUKE STREET:


Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
does its successive journeys run;
his kingdom spread from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

To Jesus endless prayer be made,
and endless praises 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;
all prisoners leap and loose their chains;
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.

Let every creature rise and bring
honours peculiar to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen!

Text: Isaac Watts (1719)
Tune: TRURO, LM or DUKE STREET, LM

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