Scripture Verse

He shall have dominion…from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Psalm 72:8


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 194.

Music: Ho­ly Cross James C. Wade, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wade (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


His wide do­min­ion shall ex­tend
From sea to ut­most sea,
And un­to earth’s re­mot­est bounds
His peace­ful rule shall be.

The tribes that in the de­sert dwell
Shall bow be­fore His throne;
His en­emies shall be sub­dued,
And He shall rule alone.

The kings shall come from dist­ant lands
And is­lands of the sea;
Oblations they shall bring to Him
And wait on bend­ed knee.

Yea, all the kings shall bow to Him,
His rule all na­tions hail;
He will re­gard the poor man’s cry
When other help­ers fail.

The poor and needy He shall spare,
And save their souls from fear;
He shall re­deem them from all wrong,
Their life to Him is dear.

So they shall live and bring to Him
Their gifts of fin­est gold;
For Him shall con­stant pray­er be made,
His praise each day be told.