Rejoice! the Lord is King


Rejoice the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Refrain:
Lift up your heart!
lift up your voice!
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!


Jesus, the Savior reigns,
the God of truth and love:
when he had purged our stains,
he took his seat above. Refrain

His kingdom cannot fail;
he rules o'er earth and heaven;
the keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus given. Refrain

He sits at God's right hand
till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command,
and fall beneath his feet: Refrain

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come
and take his servants up
to their eternal home:
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice,
the trump of God shall sound: rejoice!


Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1746

MIDI: Gopsal (Georg Friedrich Handel, 1685-1759)

Meter: 66 66 88

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 296 Gopsal  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 128 Gopsal  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 488 Jubilee  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 198 King's College  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 202 Gopsal  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 394    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 014 Gopsal  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 559 Croft's 148th  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 457 Bevan  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 457 Gopsal  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 457 Gopsal, Pittsburgh, Rejoice  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 457 Jubilate  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 457 Gopsal, Jubilate, Rejoice  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 457 Gopsal  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 537 Harewood  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 346 Gopsal  
The English Hymnal, 1906 476 Gopsal  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 605 Darwall's 148th, Gopsal, Nevin  
The Hymnal 1916 521 Jubilate  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 382 Gopsal  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 394 Gopsal  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
433 Belknap, Gopsal  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 283 Gopsal, Harewood  
Songs of Praise, 1925 347 Gopsal  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 632 Gopsal  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 392 Darwall's 148th, Gopsal, Nevin  
The Hymnal 1940 350 Jubilate, Resurrection  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 216 Gopsal  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 397 Gopsal  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 210 Gopsal  
The Hymn Book 1971 044 Darwall's 148th, Gopsal  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 147 Darwall's 148th, Gopsal  
The Hymnal 1982 481 Gopsal  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 139 Gopsal  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 443 Gopsal  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 180 Gopsal  
Church Family Worship, 1988 301 Gopsal  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 432 Gopsal  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 379 Darwall's 148th  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 216 Gopsal  
Sing Glory, 1999 440 Gopsal  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 575 Gopsal  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 563 Gopsal  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 680 Gopsal  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 281 Gopsal  

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