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Words by Isaac Watts
Music by John Hatton
New chorus by Keith & Kristyn Getty & Ed Cash.
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Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
Blessings abound where'er He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.
To our King be highest praise,
Rising through eternal days;
Just and faithful—He shall reign.
Jesus shall reign!
People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early praises to His Name.
Let every creature rise and bring
Blessing and honor to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud "Amen!"
We are commanded to, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs." (Colossians 3:16). Accordingly, we incorporate hymns into our regular Sunday morning worship at Pacific Hope Church. We firmly believe in equipping God's people with the knowledge of His Word through sound teaching in our classes, Bible studies, and even in our Sunday morning worship. Our worship will always be with the purpose of exalting the Lord to His proper place; it is never man-centered or seeking to create an emotional experience.