Rejoice, the Lord is King

Rejoice, the Lord is King,
  Your Lord and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing
  And triumph evermore:
  Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
  Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
His kingdom cannot fail;
  He rules o'er earth and heav'n;
The keys of death and hell
  Are to our Jesus giv'n:
Jesus, the Savior reigns,
  The God of truth and love:
When He had purged our stains
  He took His seat above:
He sits at God's right hand
  Till all His foes submit,
And bow to His command,
  And fall beneath His feet:
James Iniwounu

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

It's simply a very beautiful song, I love it.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I was feeling rather anxious about something as I knelt and prayed this morning. And this song started singing in my head. I knew the chorus but not the whole lyrics. I searched through the internet to find the full song and the lyrics really comforted me. God truly speaks when we turn to Him. Thank you Jesus


I too was awakened early this morning to an unseen person singing the final line in the refrain:

Rejoice! Again I say, Rejoice!

Going through the lyrics, it is still the chorus that tugs at me.

Often, it is so hard to live in God's will. Maybe, just maybe, the singing voice of the dawn is my angel come to tell me that I've managed to obey God a little more🙂

Alan Barker

Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands

A rousing hymn! Like others I woke with the text singing in my head, and couldn’t wait to find it on internet. Great tune and great text - great combination!


Lagos, Nigeria

Rejoice again, I say rejoice. This is the song in my heart and on my lips as I woke up this morning for my devotion. I just had to Google it for the words. Beautiful wonderful song. It reminds me to rejoice as the Bible commands in 1 Thessalonians 5." Rejoice in the Lord always"


Barrie, Ontario, Canada

June 8/20 I also was woken up tonight with, "His Kingdom cannot fail ... lift up your heart, lift up your voice, again, I say rejoice".

So here I've googled the lyrics also. :)

What struck me is that this, in the Hebrew calendar, is the year of the voice - of the decree. We must awaken, rise up, & speak in faith, what He says. Take hold, apprehend our authority, and wield our Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Blessings!

Yewande Lansebe


We use to sing this song in Yoruba in my Family when I was a child I know the lyrics

I was reminded yesterday during The RCCG online service with Pastor E. A. Adeboye.

The english version is as soul lifting.

I will learn this also.

Thank you My Lord and King.

Kobe Ocansey

Berlin, Germany

Was awakened in my sleep to the words, "Rejoice, the Lord is King". I knew it was a hymn, so decided to google to see lyrics once again. Indeed, the Lord reigns in the heavens and the earth and His kingdom cannot fail. I will rejoice and be glad in the knowledge that He is King of all. Hallelujah!

Adedolapo Akindehin

Lagos, Nigeria

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.

In His presence, there is fullness of joy and on His right hand, there are pleasures for ever.

Lift up your voice... offer to God a sacrifice of praise continually which is the fruit of our lips.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His court with praise.

A merry heart is a grateful heart.

Ifeanyi Uhuegbu

London, United Kingdom

Rejoicing in the Lord's supremacy at all times no matter the dangers confronting you, is the highest manifestation of God kind of faith. We must show that Jesus is in charge always.