Rejoice, my friends, the Lord is King

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General information

This is an hymn by an unknown composer, apparently first published in 1813. Meter is 88. 887.

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References

  • Elliott, John, and Samuel Stevens. 1813. The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs. New York, New York: Largin and Thompson. 392 pp.

Text and translations

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Elliott and Stevens, The Latest Collection, New York, 1813

1. Rejoice my friends, the Lord is King,
Let all prepare to take him in;
Let Jacob rise and Zion sing,
And all the world with praises ring,
And give to Jesus glory.

2. O may the Saints of every name
Unite to serve the bleeding Lamb;
May jars and discord cease to flame.
And all the Savior's love proclaim,
And give to Jesus glory.

3. I long to see the Christians join,
In union sweet and peace divine,
When every church with grace shall shine;
And grow in Christ the living vine,
And give to Jesus glory.

4. O may the desert lands rejoice,
And mourners hear the bridegroom's voice
While songs of praise each tongue employs,
And all obtain immortal joys,
And give to Jesus glory.

5. Come, parents, children, bond and free.
Come will you go to heaven with me,
That glorious land of rest to see,
And shout with me eternally,
And give to Jesus glory.

6. Come who will march to win the prize,
And take the kingdom in the skies?
Where love and union never dies,
But always flows through paradise,
And there we'll give him glory.

7. My soul grows happy while I sing,
I feel that I am on the wing;
I'll shout salvation to my king,
Till I to heaven my trophies bring,
And there we'll give him glory.

8. Those beauteous fields of living green,
Through faith, the telescope, are seen,
Though Jordan's billows roll between,
We soon shall cross the narrow stream
And there we'll give him glory.

9. A few more days of pain and woe,
A few more suffering scenes below
And then to Jesus we shall go,
Where everlasting pleasures flow,
And there we'll give him glory.

10. That awful trumpet soon will sound,
And shake the vast creation round,
And call the nations under ground,
And all the saints shall then be crowned,
And give to Jesus glory.

11. Ten thousand thunders then will roll
And rend the globe from pole to pole,
How dreadful to the guilty soul,
But nothing shall the saints control.
They'll give to Jesus glory.

12. Then we shall weep nor part no more,
When we have met on Canaan's shore.
For Zion's warfare now is o'er,
Such shouts were never heard before,
And there we'll give him glory.

13 There tears shall all be wiped away.
And Christians never go astray,
When we are freed from cumbrous clay,
We'll praise the Lord in endless day,
And give to Jesus glory.

14. On Zion's brilliant mount we'll stand,
And view that holy, heavenly land;
With palms of victory in our hand.
We'll shout with heaven's triumphant band,
And give to Jesus glory.

15. There all the saints shall join in one,
And sing with Moses round the throne;
There troubles are forever gone,
They'll shine with God's eternal Son.
And there we'll give him glory.

16. The rose and lily there shall stand,
In holy bloom at God's right hand :
O how I long for Canaan's land,
And there to join the shouting band
And give to Jesus glory.

 

Reubin Monday, Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1820

1. Rejoice my friends, the Lord is King,
Let all prepare to take him in;
Let Jacob rise and Zion sing,
And all the world with praises ring,
And give to Jesus glory.

2. O may the Saints of every name
Unite to serve the bleeding Lamb;
May jars and discord cease to flame.
And all the Savior's love proclaim,
And give to Jesus glory.

3. I long to see the Christians join,
In union sweet and peace divine,
When every church with grace shall shine;
And grow in Christ the living vine,
And give to Jesus glory.







5. Come, parents, children, bond and free.
Come will you go to heaven with me,
That glorious land of rest to see,
And shout with me eternally,
And give to Jesus glory.

6. Come who will march to win the prize,
And take the kingdom in the skies?
Where love and union never dies,
But always flows through paradise,
And there we'll give him glory.







8. Through faith, the telescope, are seen,
Though Jordan's billows roll between,
We soon shall cross the narrow stream
To beauteous fields of living green,
And there we'll give him glory.

9. A few more days of pain and woe,
A few more suffering scenes below
And then to Jesus we shall go,
Where everlasting pleasures flow,
And there we'll give him glory.

























4. On Zion's brilliant mount we'll stand,
And view that holy, heavenly land;
With palms of victory in our hand.
We'll shout with heaven's triumphant band,
And give to Jesus glory.

7. There all the saints shall join in one,
And sing with Moses round the throne;
There troubles are forever gone,
They'll shine with God's eternal Son.
And there we'll give him glory.

10. The rose and lily there shall stand,
In holy bloom at God's right hand :
O how I long for Canaan's land,
Where I may join the heavenly band
And give to Jesus glory.

 

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