25. The King Shall Come

1 The King shall come when morning dawns
And light triumphant breaks,
When beauty gilds the eastern hills
And life to joy awakes --

2 Not as of old a little child
To bear and fight and die,
But crowned with glory like the sun
That lights the morning sky.

3 Oh, brighter than the rising morn
When Christ, victorious, rose
And left the lonesome place of death
Despite the rage of foes.

4 Oh, brighter than that glorious morn
Shall dawn upon our race
The day when Christ in splendor comes
And we shall see his face.

5 The King shall come when morning dawns
And light and beauty brings.
Hail, Christ the Lord! Your people pray:
Come quickly, King of kings!

Text Information
First Line: The King shall come when morning dawns
Title: The King Shall Come
Author: John Brownlie
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: f minor
Source: Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, Harrisburg, 1813
Copyright: Setting: © 1969 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.

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