A Daily Dose of Good News
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
does its successive journeys run;
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.
To him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown his head;
his name like sweet perfume shall rise
with ev’ry morning sacrifice.
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.
Blessings abound where’er he reigns:
the pris’ners leap to lose their chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.
Let ev’ry creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our king;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen.
Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, alt.