181. 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 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!


Text Information
First Line: The King shall come when morning dawns
Title: The King Shall Come
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Ascension and Reign; Christ: Advent (second); Christ: Reign (2 more...)
Source: Early Greek Hymn
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: f minor

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