The first time I posted the hymn, Christ Shall Have Dominion, someone objected. He didn’t want Christ to have dominion.
He didn’t say whom he’d rather had it.
Who Shall Have Dominion?
So, okay–if it’s not to be the Lord Jesus Christ, then who do you want to rule the earth? A political party full of orcs? A consortium of thieves?
Ooh-ooh, I know! Genius saints guided by Science! They have them in Canada or someplace.
Fairies would be okay, too. A world ruled by fairies. That’d be cool.
This was the hymn that first popped into my head last night–Christ Shall Have Dominion, by Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame), sung here by the congregation at Grace Reformed Church in Dunnville, Ohio.
It’s His right to rule the earth–and no one else’s.
We have no king but Jesus Christ.
Christ Shall Have Dominion, by Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan), sung by the congregation of Grace Reformed Church in Dunnville, Ontario. And yes, Sullivan’s melody also goes with Onward, Christian Soldiers.
The first time I ever posted this hymn, someone out there objected: he didn’t want Christ to have dominion.
But we have no king but Jesus Christ.
Sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church, San Antonio, Texas: Christ Shall Have Dominion.
When he wasn’t writing operettas with W.S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan wrote hymns. Christ Shall Have Dominion came out in 1871. The first time I posted it here, someone objected strenuously. I guess he wanted someone else to have dominion. God defend us.
Sung by the congregation at Grace Reformed Church in Dunnville, Ontario.
Sometimes people object when I post this hymn. They would rather someone other than Christ had dominion. Whom that might be, they don’t say. But the right to it belongs to Jesus Christ alone.
Christ Shall Have Dominion, sung by the Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX. The melody, probably more widely known as Onward, Christian Soldiers, was composed by Arthur Sullivan–of Gilbert and Sullivan fame–in 1871.
I remember, the first time I posted this, some yo-yo out there objected strenuously. He never said, thou, whom he’d rather have dominion over the earth. Probably some shabby socialist government that kills people to keep the rest of them in line.
Christ Shall Have Dominion–just two voices and a guitar.
Inspired by Psalm 72, performed by three friends at home, Christ Shall Have Dominion.
And you’d better pray it’s Christ that has it: because He only has the right to it. I remember the first time I posted this hymn: someone objected to the whole idea. To this day I wonder whom he would prefer to have dominion. But it doesn’t bear thinking of.
Anti-Christian fanatics will hate this hymn, so play it proud and play it loud–Christ Shall Have Dominion, sung by the congregation at Grace Community Church in San Antonio, Texas. And you already know the melody, so here are the lyrics, too.
I have to flush the news from my mind before I get back to work on my book. This little hymn will do it: Christ Shall Have Dominion.
The first time I posted this hymn, someone objected to the whole idea of Jesus Christ having dominion. I don’t want to know whom he would have preferred to have it.
I pray for the establishment of Christ’s Kingdom in heaven and on earth.