Again I Say, Rejoice

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Based partly on Philippians 4:4, this song describes why we can find our joy in God. How amazing it is that God actually commands us to be joyful always. In the first verse, we remember that Christ's triumph over the enemy of our sin is what makes our joy possible. In the second verse, we find joy in remembering that Christ is the Judge of all mankind and will one day take us to be with Him in heaven. In the chorus, we get to proclaim God's command to rejoice - and sing it again.


Rejoice! the Lord is King: Your Lord and King adore;
Men give thanks and sing, And triumph evermore.
Christ the Savior reigns, The God of Truth and love;
When He had purged our stains, He took His seat above.

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice:
Rejoice; again I say,
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.
Rejoice in glorious hope: Christ, the Judge, shall come,
And take His servants up To their eternal home.

By Charles Wesley (1707-88) & David L. Ward
© 2001


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