Day 2 of 10 #ThyKingdomCome
“He who sings, prays twice” – attributed to St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 AD
On this day after Ascension, the words of the great Wesley hymn, Rejoice the Lord is king are worthy of our prayerful reflection. You can listen and watch it being sung in St Albans Cathedral at the link below.
Rejoice! the Lord is King, Your Lord and King adore! Rejoice, give thanks and sing, And triumph evermore. Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice! Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! His kingdom cannot fail, He rules o'er earth and heaven; The keys of death and hell Are to our Jesus given: Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice! Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! He sits at God’s right hand Till all his foes submit, and bow to his command, and fall before his feet: Lift up your heart, Lift up your voice! Rejoice, again I say, rejoice! Rejoice in glorious hope! Our Lord and judge shall come And take His servants up To their eternal home: We then shall hear the archangel’s voice; the trump of God shall sound: Rejoice! Charles Wesley, 1707 - 1788