Scripture Verse

Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: He shall judge the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad.@Psalm 96:10–11

Introduction

Words: Ed­ward Per­ro­net, Oc­ca­sion­al Vers­es, Mor­al and Sac­red (Lon­don: J. Buck­land & T. Scoll­ick, 1785), pag­es 23–25.

Music: Har­lech tra­di­tion­al Welsh tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edward Perronet
(1726–1792)

Lyrics

Hail, holy, holy, holy Lord!
Let powers immortal sing;
Adore the co-eternal Word,
And shout, The Lord is King!

To Thee all angels cry aloud,
Thy name hosannas ring;
Around Thy throne their myriads crowd,
And shout, The Lord is King!

Hail Him, they cry, ye sons of light,
Of joy the eternal spring;
Hail Him who formed you by His might,
And shout, The Lord is King!

Low at His feet, ye seraphs, fall;
His praise, ye cherubs, sing:
Shout all ye heav’ns, on whom we call;
O shout, The Lord is King!

Hail Him, ye saints, whose love for you
Hath drawn the monster’s sting:
O render to the Lord His due,
And shout, The Lord is King!

Let Salem’s foes their powers employ,
And strike the chorded string;
While choral bands, with bursts of joy,
High shout, The Lord is King!

Cry out and shout, fair Zion’s land!
Ye priests, your offerings bring:
Watchmen! that on her ramparts stand,
And shout, The Lord is King!

Rise from the dust, ye heirs of grace,
And, with expanded wing,
Ascend to Him who fills all space,
And shout, The Lord is King!

Let worlds above, and worlds below,
In songs united sing;
And, while eternal ages flow,
Loud shout, The Lord is King!