“Jesus Shall Reign” was written by pastor/hymnist, Isaac Watts, and published in The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament (1719).  The text is Psalm 72 recast in the reign of Jesus Christ.  

Set in the gospel style ofThe Edwin Hawkins Singers, I kept the tune most people use, Duke Street attributed to John Hatton (1793) and added a refrain incorporating the line, “far as the curse is found” from Watt’s most popular hymn “Joy to the World”.

The recording was from a 2011 service at New City Fellowship in St Louis (University City).