讃美歌21 16 われらの主こそは
The Lord is King! lift up thy voice
ジョサイア・コンダー(Josiah Conder--1789-1855)は5歳のときに種痘の失敗で右目を失いましたが、生来の才能に恵まれ、作家、編集者、書籍発行者として成功しました。「The Eclectic Republic」と「The Patriot」を編集したほか、信仰面あるいは実生活面における多様なテーマに関する書物を著しました。会衆派の教会員で彼の著作となる会衆派讃美歌は最初7年間で9万部の売れ行きとなりました。(The Cyber Hymnalより)

われらの(しゅ)こそは 世界(せかい)(おう)なれば、
国々(くにぐに)しまじま (よろこ)びたたえよ。

2
(だれ)かは(さか)らう (しゅ)のいつくしみに、
(だれ)かはあなどる (しゅ)のきよきみ(むね)

3
正義(せいぎ)(ひかり)はくまなく()らせば、
全地(ぜんち)よ、おののき み(まえ)にひれふせ。

4
世界(せかい)(たみ)らよ、(しゅ)のみを(おそ)れよ、
(さか)えと(ちから)は ただ(しゅ)のものなり。

5
()きるも()ぬるも われらは(しゅ)のもの、
天地(てんち)にとどろく 賛美(さんび)歌声(うたごえ)


The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
O earth; and all ye heav’ns, rejoice!
From world to world the joy shall ring,
“The Lord omnipotent is King.”

The Lord is King! who then shall dare
Resist His will, distrust His care,
Or murmur at His wise decrees,
Or doubt His royal promises?

The Lord is King! Child of the dust,
The Judge of all the earth is just;
Holy and true are all His ways;
Let every creature speak His praise.

O when His wisdom can mistake,
His might decay, His love forsake,
Then may His children cease to sing,
“The Lord omnipotent is King!”

Alike pervaded by His eye,
All parts of His dominion lie;
This world of ours, and worlds unseen,
And thin the boundary between.

He reigns! ye saints, exalt your strains;
Your God is King, your Father reigns;
And He is at the Father’s side,
The Man of love, the Crucified.

Come, make your wants, your burdens known;
He will present them at the throne;
And angel bands are waiting there
His messages of love to bear.

One Lord, one empire, all secures;
He reigns, and life and death are yours:
Through earth and Heav’n one song shall ring,
“The Lord omnipotent is King!”

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