Scripture Verse

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


Words: Aar­on C. Sey­mour, Vi­tal Chris­ti­an­ity Ex­hib­it­ed in a Ser­ies of Let­ters on the Most Im­port­ant Sub­jects of Re­li­gion, Ad­dressed to Young Per­sons 1810.

Music: Bur­ling­ton John F. Bur­rowes, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Jesus, im­mor­tal King, arise!
Assume, as­sert Thy sway,
Till earth, sub­dued, its tri­bute brings,
And dist­ant lands ob­ey.

Ride forth, vic­to­ri­ous Con­quer­or, ride,
Till all Thy foes sub­mit,
And all the pow­ers of hell re­sign
Their tro­phies at Thy feet.

Send forth Thy Word and let it fly
The spa­cious earth around,
Till ev­ery soul be­neath the sun
Shall hear the joy­ful sound.

O may the dear Re­deem­er’s name
Through ev­ery clime be known,
And hea­then gods, like Da­gon, fall,
And Je­sus reign alone!

O hast­en, Lord, the hap­py time,
That long ex­pect­ed day,
When ev­ery king­dom, ev­ery tribe,
Shall own Thy gen­tle sway.

When all the un­tu­tored tribes
Shall the Re­deem­er own,
And crowds of will­ing con­verts come
To wor­ship at Thy throne.

From sea to sea, from shore to shore,
Be thou, O Christ, ado­red,
And earth with all her mill­ions shout
Hosannas to the Lord!