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JESUS THINE OWN MESSIAH REIGNS




Why, on the bending willows hung,
Israel, still sleeps thy tuneful string?
Still mute remains thy sullen tongue,
And Zionís song denies to sing?


Awake! thy sweetest raptures raise;
Let harp and voice unite their strains;
Thy promised King his sceptre sways;
Jesus, thine own Messiah, reigns!


No taunting foes thy song require;
No strangers mock thy captive chain;
But friends provoke the silent lyre,
And brethren ask the holy strain.


Nor fear thy Salemís hills to wrong,
If other lands thy triumph share:
A heavenly city claims thy song:
A brighter Salem rises there.


By foreign streams no longer roam;
Nor, weeping, think of Jordanís flood;
In every clime behold a home
In every temple see thy God.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1823
      Bible Refs: Ps 137:2;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      2005# 286
      1866# 1041
      MUSIC
      Name: CHURCH TRIUMPHANT
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1874
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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