After we have sung these words of victory and longing, what do we do?
Do we act on those words and turn our expectancy into realities? The fourth stanza of this great hymn declares, “We’ll join the everlasting song….” Everlasting means that we are a part of that song right now – are we willing to lift our voices together to sing more than a hymn, and truly crown our God Lord of all? The first verse appeared in the November 1779 Gospel Magazine to the tune of SHRUBSOLE, afterwards known as MILES LANE.
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The use of this hymn in various forms and many languages is very extensive.
3 Let every tongue and every tribe responsive to his call, to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all!
4 Oh, that with all the sacred throng we at his feet may fall!
We'll join the everlasting song and crown him Lord of all.
But are we willing to declare that hope to those who have not heard it?