Scripture Verse

Rejoice in the Lord always.@Philippians 4:4

Words: John H. An­ke­tell, Gos­pel and Epis­tle Hymns for the Chris­tian Year (New York: Church Re­cord Com­pa­ny, 1889), num­ber 4.

Music: Christ Church (Steg­gall) Charles Steg­gall, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles H. Steggall
(1826–1905)

Rejoice, the Savior reigns!
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
O’er mountains and o’er plains
Let ransomed nature sing:
With holy heart, with tuneful voice,
Let all before the Lord rejoice.

The advent of our Lord
Shall wake our joyful song;
The comfort of His Word
Shall make our courage strong;
With holy heart, with tuneful voice,
Let all before the Lord rejoice.

The Lord is near at hand,
Put anxious care away;
He comes to rule His land,
Oh, haste the happy day!
With holy heart, with tuneful voice,
Let all before the Lord rejoice.

Then let, O Lord, Thy peace,
Which passeth human mind,
Our faith and hope increase,
Our hearts to Jesus bind:
With holy heart, with tuneful voice,
Let all before the Lord rejoice.