The Lord Is King

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If you don't know this word, you will be blessed to learn it: omnipotent. This song rejoices at the fact that God is omnipotent or all powerful. There is nothing that the King of the universe cannot do. And because God is merciful and kind and has taken care of our sin on the cross through the sacrifice of His son, the Lord Jesus, we have reason to believe that He will make good on His promise to "work all things for good" (Romans 8:28) for believers. God's omnipotence should bring us comfort because we know that we can never be beyond His control. Each circumstance that comes our way, whether blessing or calamity, is from God (Isaiah 45:7). If you have a hard time swallowing the fact that calamity can be from God, remember that God uses calamity as a means by draw us back to Himself. As a loving Father He disciplines us for our good and to make us more like Christ (Hebrews 12). So take heart, believer, and rejoice! The Lord omnipotent is King!

Lyrics

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The Lord is King; lift up your voice
O earth, and all you heav'ns rejoice;
From world to world the joy will ring,
The Lord omnipotent is King.

Chorus:
Rejoice, the Lord is King,
Rejoice, His praises sing,
From earth and heav'n His glories ring
For He is our King!

The Lord is King; who then will dare
Resist His will, distrust His care,
Or murmur at His wise decrees,
Or doubt His royal promises.

The Lord is King, child of the dust,
The judge of all the earth is just;
His holiness crowns all His ways,
Let every creature shout His praise.

The Lord is King; the Three in One,
The Father, Spirit, and the Son.
We lift our voices now in song;
To Him alone all praise belongs.

Words by Josiah Conder (1789-1855) and David Ward. Music by David L. Ward.
© 2006 ThousandTongues.org, admin by Thousand Tongues

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Would love some sheet music to this??Or a chord chart??
» Carlyn White on September 25th, 2006

I agree. Would love to have music for this one.
» Howard Sloan on October 17th, 2006

OK, I'll do my best to carve out some time on Friday.
» David on October 18th, 2006

What an uplifting song! I can't get the tune out of my head, and my daughter wants me to play it all the time. Please hurry with lead sheet also. Thanks again for a great singable tune.
» Dawn Enns on October 23rd, 2006

Thanks everyone for the encouragement on this song. I've finished both the chord chart and lead sheet. Yes indeed, God's sovereignty is encouraging!
» David on October 24th, 2006

Is there sheet music available for this song? I really appreciate your work. It has blessed the music portion of our worship service.
» Jay Anderson on November 15th, 2006

Jay,

Yes, there is a leadsheet available - see the top of the song page. If you don't see icons to download music fill out your info and if you still don't see it, install the flash player for your browser. Thanks for the encouragement!
» David on November 15th, 2006

Good, upbeat song; one that our church can use for final hymn of conquest. Would you please go the next step and create a piano part?
» Deborah Dise on May 6th, 2007

[...] We sang The Lord is King and maybe one other song (Eric would remember). And that was it. Yet I’d be hard-pressed to imagine a day that brought me greater joy. [...]
I LOVE this celebratory song! It is so catchy and rich with truth!
» Nicki O'Donovan on November 29th, 2008

WOW...Awesome song! I was looking for something new to do for the feast of Christ the King at the end of the month, and this will be it!!! Thank you!
» Shannon on November 3rd, 2013