1 Christ is king! Our God has spoken:
'Sit beside me on my throne
till the reign of sin is broken,
till the righteous cause is won.'

2 Hear the promise of God's favour
he will never take it back:
'You shall be a priest for ever
As the great Melchizedek'!

3 For the truth the Lord is fighting;
by his judgment tyrants fall:
right upholding, wrong requiting,
he will overcome them all.

4 Bright like dew at early morning,
weapons gleam from every hill;
all wait the trumpet's warning
and obey the royal will.

5 Fierce the warfare, fraught with danger;
arrows fly and spears are hurled:
who can stand before God's anger
when he comes to judge the world?

6 Christ is king the battle glorious!
Spread the victor's name abroad
raised up high, enthroned, victorious:
praise him, praise the Son of God!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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