Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
does His successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.
People and realms of ev’ry 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 pris’ner leaps to lose his chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all the sons of want are blest.
Let ev’ry creature rise and bring
peculiar honours to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the long ‘Amen’.
I Watts (1719) in Psalmodia Evangelica