Scripture Verse

The Lord is King for ever and ever. Psalm 10:16


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as J. L. Ster­ling, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Ira D. San­key (1840–1908) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten,

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


Hear the ev­er­last­ing song,
Breaking thro’ the sky:
Glory, glo­ry be to God,
To God on high!

Thro’ the bless­èd courts of light
Saints and an­gels, joy­ful sing­ing,
Strike their harps and shout aloud,
The Lord is king!

Hear the loud tri­um­phant song,
O’er the world re­sound:
Like a migh­ty ocean rolls
The glad, glad sound:
Hallelujah! praise the Lord!
Distant climes His tri­umph sing­ing,
Lift their voice and shout aloud,
The Lord is king!

Praise the bless­èd Three in One,
All ye heav’n­ly host:
Praise the Fa­ther, praise the Son,
And Holy Ghost!
As it was in all the past,
Through eter­nal ages ring­ing,
Ransomed ones shall still pro­claim,
The Lord is king!