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277. 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 The King shall come when morning dawns
and earth's dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn,
the day that e'er shall last.

4 Then let the endless bliss begin,
by weary saints foretold,
when right shall triumph over wrong,
and truth shall be extolled.

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
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Hebrews 9:25; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 22:20
Source: Ancient Greek hymn
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: f minor
Source: Traditional American melody; Kentucky Harmony, Part Second, 1813

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