Scripture Verse

The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.@Revelation 11:15

Introduction

Words & Music: Hal­dor Lil­le­nas, 1924 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Haldor Lillenas
(1885–1959)

Lyrics

Thrones may fall and crumble,
Kingdoms may rise and fall,
But the throne of Immanuel
Shall flourish above them all.
(Hallelujah!)
He is King forever
O’er His vast domain,
Tho’ the stars may fall,
Far above them all,
King Immanuel shall reign.

Refrain

He shall reign, He shall reign,
King of kings, and Lord of lords
King of kings, and Lord of lords;
He shall reign forevermore,
His reign shall extend
From shore to shore,
Hallejujah, hallejujah,
Hallejujah,
Hallelujah, He shall reign,
Hallelujah, He shall reign,
Hallelujah, He shall reign
Forever and evermore,
Forevermore, forevermore,
Forevermore, forevermore.

He who bore our sorrow,
Sorrows that weighed Him down,
He who suffered upon a cross
Now wears an eternal crown.
(Hallelujah!)
He who was rejected,
And for sinners slain,
Ever lives to save,
Victor o’er the grave,
King Immanuel shall reign.

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