The Lord is King! lift up thy voice


The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
O earth; and all ye 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! ye 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;
he will present them at the throne;
and angel bands are waiting there
his messages of love to bear.

The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
O earth; and all ye heavens, rejoice!
From world to world the joy shall ring,
The Lord omnipotent is King.


Words: Josiah Conder (1789-1855), 1824

MIDI: Church Triumphant (James William Elliott, 1833-1915)

Meter: LM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
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 513 Winchester New  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 206 St. Venantius, Vom Himmel hoch  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 659 Ivyhatch  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 557 St. Paul  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 632 Breslau, St. Crispin, Waltham  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 386 Deus tuorum militum, Waltham  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 175 Ivyhatch  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 340 Church Triumphant  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 239 Church Triumphant  
The Hymn Book 1971 032 Deus tuorum militum  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 064 Church Triumphant  
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 107 Ivyhatch  
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 183 Church Triumphant  
Church Family Worship, 1988 290 Church Triumphant  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 485 Ivyhatch, Niagara  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999 098 Church Triumphant  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 656 Church Triumphant, Niagara  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 592 Church Triumphant, Niagara  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 650 Ivyhatch, Niagara  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 008 Church Triumphant  

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