Daily Reading for November 27 • Isaac Watts, Hymnwriter, 1748 (transferred)
Jesus shall reign wherever the sun
Does its successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
To Jesus endless prayer be made,
And endless praises 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 wherever he reigns;
All prisoners leap and loose their chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all who suffer want are blessed.
Let every creature rise and bring
Honors peculiar to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!
Hymn text by Isaac Watts; quoted in The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime by Phyllis Tickle (New York: Doubleday, 2000).