How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him

Versifier: Leonard E. Smith (1974)Tune: OUR GOD REIGNSPublimelted in 13 hymnalsPrintable scores: PDFAudio files: MIDI, Recording

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1 How lovely on the mountainsAre the feet of him Who brings excellent news,good news Announcing peace, proclaimingNews of happiness. Our God reigns; our God reigns!

Chorus:Our God reigns! Our God reigns! Our God reigns! Our God reigns!

2 He had no stately form; He had actually no majesty, That we need to be attracted to Him. He was despised, and also we took no account of Him, Yet now He reignsWith the Most High.

3 Out of the tomb He cameWith grace and also majesty; He is alive, He is alive. God loves us so check out below His hands, His feet, His side. Yes, we know He is alive. Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #58
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Versifier: Leonard E. Smith

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Scripture References:st. = Isa. 52:7

Isaiah 52:7 speaks of "good news," initially referring to Israel"s delivery from bondage and also return to Jerusalem. Today Christians sing these words to celebprice our shipment from sin through Christ(Rom. 10:15-16), who brings salvation and also a restoration of God"s dominion, bring about peace and happiness. The song text combines Isaiah"s message via the theme that rings throughout the Psalms: God reigns!

Leonard E. Smith, Jr., (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1942) created this song in 1973 in Riverton, New Jersey. Educated at Mount St. Mary"s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland also, wbelow he got a BA in approach, Smith first taught in public high institutions, yet his evangelical efforts in the schools produced troubles, causing his dismissal. He then began painting dwellings to assistance his family members.

One night as he was analysis Isaiah 52 he was overwhelmed by the conviction that God remained in regulate of his life and of all creation; he created this song that night in just 5 minutes. The song was initially sung at New Covenant Community Church, where Smith served as worship leader. Though not publimelted for some time, it ended up being well-known globally as soon as evangelist Bob Mumford contained it in his crusades. It was initially publimelted in a Servant Publications hymnal, Songs of Praise (vol. 2, 1977). In 1978 Smith included four added verses. He has published over 130 Scripture songs via New Jerusalem Music Co.

Liturgical Use:Mission services; ordination services; Epiphany; Pentecost; Ascension. The chorus alone have the right to be supplied as an acclamation, particularly in informal solutions, or it can be used as a frame to surround another hymn such as "Sing Worship to the Lord" (466), or, if transposed to C major, included to Psalm 93 or 97.