Please give today to support during one of only two fund drives we run each year. Each month, Hymnary serves more than 1 million users from around the globe, thanks to the generous support of people like you, and we are so grateful. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made securely online using this link.

Alternatively, you may write a check to CCEL and mail it to:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

The Universal Sovereignty of Christ

Representative Text

1 Rejoice, ye people, homage give,
To God with voice of triumph sing;
He rules us in dread majesty,
The great, the universal King.

2 He putteth nations under us
And maketh us triumphant stand;
He giveth us for our heritage
His promised rest, a goodly land.

3 God hath ascended with a shout,
Jehovah with the trumpet's sound;
Sing praise to God our King, sing praise,
Yes, let His glorious praise abound.

4 Our God is King of all the earth,
With thoughtful heart His praise make known,
O'er all the nations God doth reign,
Exalted on His holy throne.

5 To praise and serve our covenant God
The princes of the earth draw nigh;
All kingly powers belong to Him,
He is exalted, God Most High.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Rejoice, ye people, homage give
Title: The Universal Sovereignty of Christ
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

Go to tune page >



The Cyber Hymnal #5755
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

The Cyber Hymnal #5755

TextPage Scan

The Psalter #129

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal #61


Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #73

Exclude 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us