Thousands of churches across the globe will join together Feb. 25 to sing, “Jesus Shall Reign,” a hymn that has been updated by internationally acclaimed hymn writers Keith & Kristyn Getty.
More than 400,000 people from 2,200 churches in 55 countries have signed up to join the Global Hymn Sing 2018. Countries participating included South Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia and China. Dozens of major cities including Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles also have churches joining in the global effort.
Keith Getty hopes that thousands more across the globe will join together in singing, “Jesus Shall Reign,” by Isaac Watts, as an act of solidarity and to focus on global missions.
The hymn was sung by the missionary and Olympic sprinter Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) at the train station in Edinburgh as he departed on a missionary journey to China.
“Jesus shall reign where’re the sun,
Does its successive journeys run,
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.”
“The global singing of the song this last weekend is not an end in itself. We pray it is a fresh catalyst, another beginning point, for renewed singing and urgent conversation and action in churches all over the world toward global missions,” said Getty.
Visit www.globalhymnsing.com to download all the resources FREE and register your congregation to sing along in your local gathering that February 25.