(To be sung to the tune of Ada. That is the other tune for the song “Redeemed”.)
The King of the earth and the sea,
The Lord of the wind and the rain,
Who rules o’er all that might be,
Is now and forever the same.
He reigns, he reigns,
He reigns in heaven on high.
The world he holds in his fingers,
He reigns over ocean and sky.
He came to the world in a manger.
He lived, learned, he laughed and he grew.
To mankind no longer a stranger.
His word will make everything new.
He came, he came,
He came to dwell on the earth
His presence will light up the darkness,
And give to us all a new birth.
He died that the world might be free,
No longer to sin be a slave.
Open in your eyes and you’ll see,
The price of the gift that he gave.
He died, he died.
He died to bring life ever more.
His blood shed to ransom your pardon,
That your soul in heaven might soar.
He rose that world might behold him,
To see him in glory and light.
To show that the grave could not hold him,
And, like him, our souls can take flight.
He rose, he rose,
Death no longer can win.
The grave no more may conquer,
Our hearts are now free from sin.
In heaven, the Lord waits the hour
When back to the earth he will come.
The world waits to see him in power,
The summer we worship the Son.
He comes, he comes,
The world no longer need fear.
He comes, shouting out in his triumph
As we will forever draw near.