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

4 O, 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: J. Brownlie, 1829-1925 (alt.)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Watchfulness; Advent 2
Tune Information
Meter: C M
Key: A♭ Major
Source: J. Wyeth, Repository of Sacred Music, Part II, 1813; T. Beck, Worship Supplement, 1969 (Harm.)
Copyright: © 1969 CPH, used with permission.

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