Jesus shall reign wherever 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 every morning sacrifice.
People and realms of every tongue
Swell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his name.
Blessings abound wherever he reigns:
The prisoners leap to lose their chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all who suffer want are blest.
Let every creature rise and bring
Honors peculiar to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen.
Hymn # 312 from Lutheran Worship
Author: attr. John Hatton
Tune: Duke Street
1st Published in: 1719