Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

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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!

Jesus the Saviour reigns,
the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains
he took his seat above:
Lift up your heart…

His kingdom cannot fail;
he rules o’er Earth and Heaven;
the keys of death and Hell
are to our Saviour given;
Lift up your heart…

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:
God’s trumpet-call shall sound, rejoice!