387. Christ Is the King

1 Christ is the King! O friends rejoice;
Brothers and sisters, with one voice
Let the world know he is your choice.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 O magnify the Lord, and raise
Anthems of joy and holy praise
For Christ's brave saints of ancient days.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 They with a faith for ever new
Followed the King, and round him drew
Thousands of people, faithful, true.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 O Christian women, Christian men,
All the world over, seek again
The Way disciples followed then.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 Christ through all ages is the same;
Place the same hope in his great name,
With the same faith his word proclaim.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

6 Let love's all reconciling might
Your scattered people now unite
In service to the Lord of light.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

7 So shall God's will on earth be done,
New lamps be lit, new tasks begun,
And the whole Church at last be one.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Christ is the King! O friends rejoice
Title: Christ Is the King
Author: George K. A. Bell, 1883-1958
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
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Topic: Christ the King; Discipleship; Jesus (3 more...)
Source: Enlarged Songs of Praise, 1931
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1560-1616
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluias
Key: C Major

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