607. The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

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 When Morning Dawns
Translator: James Brownlie (1908)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Isaiah 33:17; Revelation 22:12
Source: Greek hymn (anon.)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. STEPHEN
Composer: William Jones (1789)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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