Christ My Song - 657
Praise him! Praise the conquering King! - Christus Victor
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow." (Philippians 2,10)
1. Praise him! Praise the conquering King!
Christ our Lord is Lord of all;
nations, joyful tribute bring!
Princes, low before him fall!
See unfurled his royal banner!
On he cometh to subdue;
earth's long wail becomes hosanna,
Lo! He maketh all things new.
Reign, O Christ, thou just and true! (PDF - Midi)
2. Praise him! Praise the Prince of Peace!
Angels, wake your strain again;
Chant his triumphs, ne'er to cease
till our God shall dwell with men.
Christ hath heard the ages sighing;
Christ hath pitied mortal grief;
at his coming tears are drying,
millions hail the glad relief.
Hell, thy reign shall now be brief.
3. Praise him! Praise the Lord of Life!
him that liveth and was dead;
past the cross and dying strife,
vanquished Death he captive led.
in thee all the holy live;
fount exhaustless, overflowing,
health and gladness thou dost give.
Earth and heaven from thee receive.
4. Praise him! Praise the Lamb enthroned,
radiant at his Father's side;
him who by his blood atoned,
him who names the Church his Bride!
Thou, O Lamb of God, for ever,
where eternal noontide glows,
thine own flock wilt feed, and never
cease to guard their sweet repose.
Thou hast crushed their mighty foes.
5. Praise him! Praise Incarnate Love!
ranks seraphic, legions bright,
souls redeemed, who, fixed above,
glow in his eternal light;
all on earth who, upward gazing,
see his beauty and adore,
one far-sounding chorus raising,
speak that name for evermore.
Crown him! Once the cross he bore.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 9-11.