Rejoice, the Lord is king

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Rejoice, the Lord is king is a hymn by Charles Wesley, published in 1746 as 'Hymn VIII.' on pages 12-13 of Hymns for our Lord's resurrection.

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REJOICE, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore,
Mortals, give Thanks, and sing,
And triumph evermore;
Lift up your Heart, lift up your Voice,
Rejoice, again, I say, Rejoice.

Jesus the Saviour reigns,
The GOD of Truth and Love,
When He had purg'd our Stains,
He took his Seat above:
Lift up your Heart, lift up your Voice,
Rejoice, again, I say, rejoice.

His Kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o'er Earth and Heaven;
The Keys of Death and Hell
Are to our Jesus given:
Lift up your Heart, lift up your Voice,
Rejoice, again, I say, Rejoice.

He sits at GOD's Right-hand,
Till all his Foes submit,
And bow to his Command,
And fall beneath his Feet.
Lift up your Heart, lift up your Voice,
Rejoice, again, I say, Rejoice.

He all his Foes shall quell,
Shall all our Sins destroy,
And every Bosom swell
With pure Seraphic Joy;
Lift up your Heart, lift up your Voice,
Rejoice, again, I say, rejoice.

Rejoice in Glorious Hope,
Jesus the Judge shall come;
And take his Servants up
To their Eternal Home:
We soon shall hear th'Archangel's Voice,
The Trump of GOD shall sound, Rejoice.

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