‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.

‘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.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.

 

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.

Sanity Break: ‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

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.

Encore, ‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

Chorus: “Christ shall have dominion over land and sea, Earth’s remotest regions shall His empire be.” Sing it out, sing it loud. You already know the tune. It’s “Onward, Christian Soldiers,” both hymns using the melody composed by Arthur Sullivan, published in 1871. It’s the same Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.

Sung here by the congregation at the First OPC in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

Encore, ‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

The first time I ever posted this hymn, Christ Shall Have Dominion, there was an objection to it–as if they objector had someone else in mine whom he would rather had dominion over land and sea. I just didn’t have it in me to ask who that would be.

There is only one rightful and lawful King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and His name is Jesus Christ.

By Request, ‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

Susan asked for this one: Christ Shall Have Dominion. If It sounds like Onward, Christian Soldiers, it’s because both lyrics use the same melody by Arthur S. Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, published in 1871. It doesn’t have to be fancy–three friends, a guitar, and a couple of hymnals will do the trick.

The first time I posted this hymn, somebody complained. I replied, “Well, then, who would you rather have dominion, other than Jesus Christ?” I never got an answer.