Christ, that ever reigneth, Christ, that here remaineth,
Christ, within us dwelling, Christ in praise excelling,
Him we proclaim, His glorious name;
To our creator render
Homage all due; lowly and true
Homage to Him we tender.
Heaven’s high host rejoices, lifting up all voices,
Jubilant with gladness—yet the earth with sadness
Dreading her fate God doth await
Who judgment strict revealeth;
Merciful power, save in that hour
Those whom Thy passion healeth!
Raise us, cleansed, to regions where the angel legions
Round Thee aye are soaring, with Thy saints adoring;
Grant us Thy peace, bid dangers cease,
And Thou, Thy mercy sending,
Christ, give us rest, where, with the blest,
Thy reign is never ending.