Psalm 47

Words: Isaac Watts

Common Metre Tunes

Christ Ascending and reigning.
   1  O for a shout of sacred joy
         To God the sov'reign King!
      Let ev'ry land their tongues employ,
         And hymns of triumph sing.

   2  Jesus our God ascends on high,
         His heav'nly guards around
      Attend him rising through the sky,
         With trumpets' joyful sound.

   3  While angels shout and praise their King,
         Let mortals learn their strains;
      Let all the earth his honors sing;
         O'er all the earth he reigns.

   4  Rehearse his praise with awe profound,
         Let knowledge lead the song,
      Nor mock him with a solemn sound
         Upon a thoughtless tongue.

   5  In Isr'el stood his ancient throne,
         He loved that chosen race;
      But now he calls the world his own,
         And heathens taste his grace.

   6  The British islands are the Lord's,
         There Abraham's God is known;
      While powers and princes, shields and swords,
         Submit before his throne.

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