Rejoice, the Lord Is King

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Music by John Darwall
Lyrics by Charles Wesley

VERSE 1

D            A    D  Bm 
Rejoice, the Lord is King,

D    G    D   A7   D A 
Your Lord and King adore;

   D          Bm     A   E7 
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

    A  D    A E7 A 
And triumph evermore.

D    G  A7   D 
Lift up your heart,

     A  D    G 
Lift up your voice,

D G      F# Bm Em D    A7 D 
Rejoice, again I  say, rejoice.

VERSE 2

D         A  D   Bm 
Jesus the Savior reigns,

D   G   D  A7    D   A 
The God of truth and love;

     D      Bm     A   E7 
When He had purged our stains,

   A    D   A    E7 A 
He took His seat above.

D    G  A7   D 
Lift up your heart,

     A  D    G 
Lift up your voice,

D G      F# Bm Em D    A7 D 
Rejoice, again I  say, rejoice.

VERSE 3

D           A  D   Bm 
His kingdom cannot fail,

D  G     D    A7    D   A 
He rules o'er earth and heav'n;

    D       Bm    A   E7 
The keys of death and hell

    A  D   A E7  A 
Are to our Jesus giv'n.

D    G  A7   D 
Lift up your heart,

     A  D    G 
Lift up your voice,

D G      F# Bm Em D    A7 D 
Rejoice, again I  say, rejoice.

VERSE 4

D          A    D     Bm 
He all His foes shall quell,

D     G   D   A7   D A 
Shall all our sins destroy,

    D     Bm A  E7 
And every bosom swell

     A    D A   E7 A 
With pure seraphic joy.

D    G  A7   D 
Lift up your heart,

     A  D    G 
Lift up your voice,

D G      F# Bm Em D    A7 D 
Rejoice, again I  say, rejoice.

VERSE 5

D          A  D     Bm 
Rejoice in glorious hope;

D G   D   A7    D     A 
Jesus the judge shall come,

    D        Bm  A    E7 
And take His servants up

   A     D A E7  A 
To their eternal home.

D  G    A7    D 
We soon shall hear

        A D     G 
The archangel's voice

D   G     F# Bm  Em    D      A7 D 
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor F# Major G Major
Guitar A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor F# Major G Major
Mandolin A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor F# Major G Major
Piano A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor F# Major G Major
Ukulele A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor F# Major G Major