Lord’s Day Hymn – “The Lord is King!”

“The Lord is King!”
By Josiah Conder, 1824

The Lord is King! Lift up your voice,
O earth, and all the heavens, rejoice!
From world to world the joy shall ring:
“The Lord Omnipotent is King.”

The Lord is King! Who then shall dare
Resist His will, distrust His care,
Or murmur at His wise decrees,
Or doubt His royal promises?

The Lord is King! Child of the dust,
The Judge of the all the earth is just.
Holy and true are all His ways:
Let every creature speak His praise.

He reigns! O saints, exalt your strains:
Your God is King, your Father reigns.
And He is at the Father’s side,
The Man of love, the Crucified.

Come, make your wants, your burdens known;
Christ will present them at the throne;
This world of ours and worlds unseen;
How thin the boundary between!

Oh, when His wisdom can mistake,
His might decay, His love forsake,
Then may His children cease to sing,
The Lord Omnipotent is King.

One Lord, one empire, all secures:
He reigns— and life and death are yours.
Through earth and heaven one song shall ring:
“The Lord Omnipotent is King.”

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