1. Christ is the King! O friends rejoice;
Brothers and sisters, with one voice
Make all men know
He is your choice.
Ring our ye bells, give tongue,
let your most merry peal be rung,
While our exultant song is sung.
2. O magnify the Lord, and raise
Anthems of joy and holy praise
For Christ’s brave saints
of ancient days,
Who with a faith for ever new
Followed the King,
and round Him drew
Thousands of faithful men and true.
3. O Christian women, Christian men,
All the world over, seek again
The Way disciples followed then.
Christ through all ages is the same:
Place the same hope
in His great name,
With the same faith
His word proclaim.
4. Let love’s unconquerable might
Your scattered companies unite
In service to the Lord of light:
So shall God’s will on earth be done,
New lamps be lit, new tasks begun,
And the whole Church
at last be one.