‘Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning’

God knows it’s hard to be optimistic, striving toward things that can’t be seen as yet while the things that we do see are–well, you know what the world is like today.

So here, and we need it, is the Wells Cathedral Choir singing Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning… His reign on earth began in a manger, and every day takes us closer to His glorious return.

‘Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning’

This is the news we want to hear, this is the news that’s true: Jesus Christ the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, shall reign forever over all the earth. This is Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning, sung by St. Polycarp’s Parish Choir in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning’

Today’s hymn, Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning, is sung by the choir at Lincoln Cathedral. Construction of this majestic house of worship began in 1088, and the video provides a tour while you’re listening to the hymn. Not to get carried away with the works of our own hands–a dangerous temptation: but God did create us in His image, and we can’t help wanting to create beautiful things, as He does. Hence the art and architecture, music and sculpture, devoted to God’s glory.

I don’t find it surprising that buildings designed by secularists look like drawers in a county morgue.

‘Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning’

Somehow this hymn reminds me of Psalm 2:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, Let us burst their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us!

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession…

Not what the rulers of this age want to hear! But He shall reign, and in the end, there’s nothing they can do about it.