Christus Regnat: a poetic tribute

Source: SSPX Ireland

Sacred Scripture clearly denotes the dominion of Christ's Kingship over all nations, while a few poetic lines help us to form pious sentiments towards the Good Shepherd of our souls.

Image above: Christ in majesty during the Final Judgment; below on His right (our left) are those saved escorted by angels and to His left (right), those damned being prodded by devils.

The inspiring passages of Holy Writ featured below about the Kingship of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, help to lead into the poem, Christus Regnat which is used on the feast to honor Christ as King.

Scriptural references to the Kingship of Christ

But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, preaching his commandment. The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psalm 2:6-8

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. Luke 1:32-33

Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:17

That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the living creatures, and the ancients; and the number of them was thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power, and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and benediction. And every creature, which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them: I heard all saying: To him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, benediction, and honor, and glory, and power, for ever and ever. Apocalypse 5:11-13

Christus Regnat

Hail! to Jesus Christ our King

of everlasting glory

to Thee our praises

we do sing,

our hearts we raise

to our Sovereign King,

our royal Signatory!

All praise honor and glory

be given to the Bread of Life,

Manna from heaven![1]

King of kings

and Lord of lords

Who paid the ransom,

Whose Blood was poured,[2]

for our salvation

All glory and honor

to Thee we pay,

our Lord and Savior,

to Thee we pray:

O most holy Jesus Christ,

keep us as the apple

of Thine eye;

protect us under the shadow

of Thy wings,

O Lord of lords

and King of kings;

Help us to be faithful,

to never go astray;

this we ask Good Shepherd,

this we humbly pray...

Viva Cristo Rey!