THE Lord is King! lift up your voice,
   O earth, and all ye heavens rejoice;
From world to world the joy shall ring:
‘The Lord omnipotent is King!’
2  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?
3  The Lord is King! child of the dust,
The Judge of all the earth is just;
Holy and true are all His ways:
Let every creature speak His praise.
4  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.
5  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.
6  One Lord and Saviour all secures;
He reigns, and life and death are yours,
Through earth and Heaven one song shall ring,
‘The Lord omnipotent is King!’
Josiah Conder, 1789-1855