Sunday Song – Jesus Shall Reign

A great older hymn that we’ll be singing Sunday is “Jesus Shall Reign.” The words were written by Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 72.

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does His successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

To Him shall 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 ev’ry tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name.

Let ev’ry creature rise and bring
Honor and glory to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud “Amen!”

Words by Isaac Watts, 1719 (Ps. 72)
Music: John Hatton, 1793, DUKE STREET

Here’s a nice rendition:

(I found a lead sheet at the RUF Hymnbook Online which works but I’m changing all the A minor chords to C major and adding a Gsus – G cadence at the end of the first three lines of the hymn. )

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