This is part of an intermittent series I've called “Hymns We Should Sing More Often.” The aim is to remind us (or introduce for the first time). Released January Rejoice! The Lord is King. Westminster Abbey resounds to the thrilling sound of the Abbey Choir singing an array of glorious hymns. Rejoice the Lord is King Jesus the Savior reigns He rules o'er earth and heav'n The hymnwriter, Charles Wesley, originally wrote this hymn as an E.
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Rejoice, the Lord is king - Dictionary of Hymnology
On five occasions he suffered the forty lashes that had the potential to kill a man. People stoned him and left him for dead.
An alternate hymn tune, Gopsal, was composed by G. Handel for the hymn.
Rich, whose wife had been converted through the preaching of Rejoice the lord is king. A Christian radio station near you may feature our weekly hymn lessons. 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!
Though chained in a dark and dismal Roman prison, yet He commanded his fellow believers to "rejoice in the Lord, always.
Sadly, its results are usually temporary, satisfied only when accompanied by good times. But our hymn teaches us that when Jesus is King of our lives, we will always be able to rejoice regardless of good or bad times.
So sing our hymn rejoice the lord is king As both sentence and stanza come round again to joy, so presumably does everything else.
Notice how the first line encapsulates the sense and the structure of the whole song. The first word is in the imperative mood—rejoice! If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.
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Other settings provide some contrast and suggest a different consideration of the message. A little Baroque flavor to the music is a nod to the time when this hymn was written and perhaps to Handel as well.