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 He, victorious, rose
And left the lonesome place of death,
Despite the rage of foes:
4 O brighter than that glorious morn
Shall this fair morning be,
When Christ our King in beauty comes
And we His face shall see!
5 The King shall come when morning dawns
And light and beauty brings.
Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray:
Come quickly, King of kings!
|First Line:||The King shall come when morning dawns|
|Title:||The King Shall Come|
|Translator:||John Brownlie (1907)|
|Topic:||Ascension and Reign; Christ: Advent (second); Christ: Reign(2 more...)|
|Source:||Early Greek Hymn|