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Blest Be the King Whose Coming

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Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #74
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Author: Federico J. Pagura

Federico José Pagura was an Argentine Methodist bishop and author and translator of hymns. Leland Bryant Ross Go to person page >

Translator: Fred Pratt Green

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns o… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest be the King whose coming
Title: Blest Be the King Whose Coming
Author: Federico J. Pagura
Translator: Fred Pratt Green (b. 1903, alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1974 by Hope Publishing Company. Carol Stream, IL 60188.All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Tune

ST. THEODULPH (Teschner)

Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…

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STOKESAY CASTLE

Eric H. Thiman (b. Ashford, Kent, England, 1900; d. Camden, London, England, 1975) composed STOKESAY CASTLE in 1923 as a setting for "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus." The tune was published with a variety of other texts in the British Congregational Praise (1951) and in the Canadian Anglican and Unite…

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Timeline

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #210

Text

Hymnal 1982 #74

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #231

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