187 Our God Reigns
Accompaniment: Almighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace, our God reigns!
1. Almighty God, Almighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace, our God reigns! How beautiful it is when Almighty God sets His feet on the Mount of Olives. Listen! Listen! We watchmen lift up our voices; with our voices we sing together, for God has returned to Zion. We see with our own eyes the desolation of Jerusalem. Let’s raise our voices in joy and sing together, for God has brought comfort to us and has redeemed Jerusalem. God has made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, the real person of God has appeared! All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
2. Oh, Almighty God! Oh, Almighty God! The sevenfold Spirit has been sent forth from Your throne to all churches to reveal all of Your mysteries. You sit on Your throne of glory and have managed Your kingdom and have established and upheld it with justice and righteousness; You have subdued all the nations before You. Oh, Almighty God! Oh, Almighty God! You have loosened the sash of kings, You have made the gates of the city open wide before You, never to close. For Your light has come and Your glory is shining, Your glory is shining.
3. Darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples. Ah … Oh, God! You, however, have risen upon us. Oh, God! You, however, have risen upon us, and Your glory is seen on us; all the nations shall come to Your light and the kings to Your radiance. You raise Your eyes and look round about: Your sons gather before You; they come from afar, and Your daughters are carried in the arms. Oh, Almighty God! Your great love grasps us; it is You who lead our advance on the road to Your kingdom and it is Your holy words that permeate us. Oh, Almighty God! We give thanks and we praise You! We give thanks and we praise You! Let us look up to You, witness You, exalt You, and sing to You with a sincere, calm, and single-minded heart; let us have but one mind and be built together and let us soon become those who are after Your heart and be put to use by You. We desire that Your will be carried out throughout the land unhindered.
from Utterances and Testimonies of Christ in the Beginning