Hymn Information

PLEASE NOTE: Not all verses may be sung and words may vary in the particular hymn presentation.

Rejoice, the Lord Is King
Words: Charles Wesley
Music: Darwall | John Darwall
1. Rejoice, the Lord is King: your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore.

2. Jesus the Savior reigns, the God of truth and love;
When he had purged our stains, He took his seat above.

3. His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell are to our Jesus giv’n.

4. He sits at God’s right hand till all His foes submit,
And bow to His command, and fall beneath His feet.

5. He all His foes shall quell, shall all our sins destroy,
And every bosom swell with pure seraphic joy;

6. Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Lord shall come,
And take His servants up to their eternal home.

Refrain:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!


Alternate Versions of Final Verse:

6. Rejoice in glorious hope! The Lord and Judge shall come,
And take His servants up to their eternal home.

6. Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take his servants up to their eternal home.

6. Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear th’archangel’s voice;
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!