Jesus Shall Reign
Psalm 72 is labeled in many of your bibles as a “Prayer for the King.” Though in its original context the Psalmist was writing for an earthly king, verse 18 connects all of the prayers for originator of any success or victory – God Himself.
“Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does wonders. Blessed be His glorious name forever, the whole earth is filled with His Glory.” (Psalm 72:18-19 CSB)
Nearly 2000 years later, Isaac Watts transformed the Psalm into the hymn we know today as “Jesus Shall Reign.” Though it isn’t often sung in many contemporary services today, it is good to listen to and sing this great hymn of the faith as a reminder that it is JESUS who reigns.
This coming week at First Evangelical Free Church, we’ll hear a sermon that reminds us that we are commanded to bring the Gospel to all nations… starting first with those we are surrounded by. So often it is easy for us to forget as we are faced with the problems of immediacy (food, rent/mortgage, work stresses, etc.) that through it all we have a sovereign Lord who alone does wonders.
This week, read through Psalm 72 and listen to this take on the Hymn from the group Enfield and remind yourself that we must not only acknowledge but declare that JESUS REIGNS!
For His Glory,
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Zach Kellner is the Associate Pastor of Worship at FEFC