Scripture Verse

He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. Psalm 72:8

Introduction

Words: Sar­ah G. Stock, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, new & en­larged edi­tion, cir­ca 1902), num­ber 430.

Music: Reg­nant ar­ranged from George F. Han­del by Al­fred J. Fox­well (?–1908) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fox­well or Stock (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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George F. Handel (1685–1759)

Lyrics

He shall reign o’er all the earth,
He who wore the crown of thorn,
Whom they deemed of lit­tle worth,
Whom they met with hate and scorn;
Send the tid­ings forth that all,
Humbly at His feet may fall.

Long His he­ri­tage hath lain
’Neath the false usurp­er’s sway;
He will claim it back again,
Rout the foes and win the day.
Send the tid­ings forth that all,
Humbly at His feet may fall.

Then be­neath His rule of peace
Heav’n shall smile, and earth shall sing,
Ever yield­ing rich in­crease
To the hon­or of her king.
Send the tid­ings forth that all,
Humbly at His feet may fall.

Hasten, Lord, the won­drous hour,
Bid it strike from shore to shore,
Thine the king­dom and the pow­er,
Thine the glo­ry ev­er­more.
Bow each re­bel heart, till all
At Thy feet ador­ing fall.