Jesu, my God and King

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Jesu, my God and King
by John Wesley
No. 727 in A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists

2-6s & 4-7s.

Jesu, my God and King,
Thy regal state I sing!
Thou, and only thou, art great,
  High thine everlasting throne;
Thou the sovereign Potentate,
  Blessed, immortal, thou alone.

Essay your choicest strains,
The King Messiah reigns!
Tune your harps, celestial choir,
  Joyful all your voices raise;
Christ, than earth-born monarchs higher,
  Sons of men and angels, praise!

Hail your dread Lord and ours,
Dominions, thrones, and powers!
Source of power, he rules alone:
  Veil your eyes, and prostrate fall;
Cast your crowns before his throne,
  Hail the Cause, the Lord of all!

Let earth's remotest bound
With echoing joys resound;
Christ to praise let all conspire;
  Praise doth all to Christ belong:
Shout, ye first-born sons of fire!
  Earth, repeat the glorious song!

Worthy, O Lord, art thou,
That every knee shall bow,
Every tongue to thee confess,
  Universal nature join,
Strong and mighty, thee to bless,
  Gracious, merciful, benign!

Wisdom is due to thee,
And might, and majesty;
Thee in mercy rich we prove;
  Glory, honour, praise, receive;
Worthy thou of all our love,
  More than all we pant to give.

Justice and truth maintain
Thine everlasting reign:
One with thine almighty Sire,
  Partner of an equal throne,
King of saints, let all conspire
  Gratefully thy sway to own!

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.