Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Doth his successive journeys run;
His Kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
To Him shall endless prayer be made.
And princes throng to crown His head,
His name like sweet perfume shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.
People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name.
Blessings abound where’er He reigns:
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.
Where He displays His healing power
Death and the curse are known no more;
In Him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.
Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud Amen.
Charles Adams

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Thank God this hymn reminds me of my school days. lt's light to my path in these times of evil.

Happiness Aibangbee

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Let us go back to the days of real spiritual songs devoid of flesh and carnality. Songs that draws the awesome presence of the Lord. Beautiful ' beautiful song. One of my favorite.

Ward Bartsch

Rimrock, Arizona, United States

Thanks so much for making available all the verses to the great hymns of the Faith.

Thomas OheneAgyei

Kumasi, Asante, Ghana

I love this song to the fullest.

Francis Arthur

Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Wonderful song. When ever I sing this song I remember back in the days in school. Thank you LORD For your wonderful protection, the security and assurance. Amen.

Bibhu Bhusan Nayak

New Delhi, Delhi, India

One of my beautiful hymns, love 2 sing always, till the Lord comes.

Caroline Nwoka

London, West Dulwch, United Kingdom

The hymn reiterates our Lords Jesus as our only sustenance because His presence changes situation. Praise God! Amen!

Patrick Mensah

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

I love this hymn so much that I can't stop singing it, thank You good God of heaven.

Prince Oliver David

Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

I cry whenever I hear this tune & lyrics..... It is really wonderful...... Thank you Lord for everythng...

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Isaac Watts once said that his aim was to see "David converted into a Christian." He meant singing the psalms was good but it would be better if they were infused with the gospel. He felt some psalms were unsuitable for Christian worship because they were written before the Cross of Christ and the completion of God's redemption and revelation.

This great missionary hymn is based on Psalm 72. There was no great mission effort when Watts wrote these words. Not until 60 years later did William Carey - the father of the modern missionary movement - sail for India. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton