Today I’d like to share with you a modern hymn, ‘Jesus is King‘. A hymn, you say? Aren’t they all staid and boring? Well, when that hymn is sung by over 8,000 people, most of whom really mean what they’re singing, then no. This one isn’t staid and boring at all; you can feel the energy and enthusiasm of the worshippers as they sing!
This song declares so many timeless truths about Jesus, and it will do you good to play it to yourself (and maybe join in!) a good few times, just to let it minister this truth to your spirit. Go ahead, let yourself go – enjoy it!
Jesus is King and I will extol Him,
Give Him the glory and honour His name;
He reigns on high, enthroned in the heavens –
Word of the Father exalted for us.
We have a hope that is steadfast and certain,
Gone through the curtain and touching the throne;
We have a Priest Who is there interceding,
Pouring His grace on our lives day by day.
We come to Him, our Priest and Apostle,
Clothed in His glory and bearing His name,
Laying our lives with gladness before Him
Filled with His Spirit we worship the King.
O Holy One, our hearts do adore You;
Thrilled with Your goodness, we give You our praise
Angels in light with worship surround Him,
Jesus, our Saviour, for ever the same.
Composer: Wendy Churchill, 1982
Taken from my website, Vintage Worship Tapes, from the tape ‘Sing Praises Unto God’, and recorded at the Dales Bible Week, Harrogate, August 1983.