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The Kingdom of Christ. John 1. 49; Phil. 4. 4

C. Wesley                       148th

1
Rejoice, the Lord is King;
Your God and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,
And triumph ever more.
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice;
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.

2
Rejoice, the Saviour reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When he had purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice;
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.

3
His kingdom cannot fail;
He rules o’er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus given;
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice;
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.

4
[He all his foes shall quell;
Shall all our sins destroy;
And every bosom swell
With pure seraphic joy;
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice;
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.]

5
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!