Scripture Verse

He shall have dominion…from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. Psalm 72:8


Adoniram J. Gordon

Words: Ado­ni­ram J. Gor­don (1836–1895).

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan


O Church of Christ! behold at last
The promised sign appear—
The Gospel preached in all the world;
And lo! the King draws near.


He shall reign from sea to sea,
When He girds on His conquering sword;
All the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God.

With girded loins, make haste, make haste,
Thy witness to complete;
That Christ may take His throne and bring
All nations to His feet.


And thou, O Israel, long in dust,
Arise! and come away;
See how the Sun of Righteousness
Sheds forth the beams of day.


The scattered sons are gathering home,
The fig tree buds again;
A little while, and David’s Son
On David’s throne shall reign.


Then sing aloud, O pilgrim Church,
Brief conflict yet remains;
And then Immanuel descends
To bind thy foe in chains.