Break forth and sing of Christ the King

Break forth and sing of Christ the King

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Break forth and sing, of Christ the King]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Break forth and sing, of Christ the King,
The Prince of Peace, and never cease
To tell each one what Christ hath done;
Proclaim the glad tidings to all the world.

Proclaim the glad news of salvation
Unto every tongue, tribe and nation,
O tell them the wonderful story
Of Jesus the Monarch of glory.
O sing of His anguish and bitter loss
Tell of His death on the cruel cross,
Tell the sweet story that never grows old unto all the world.

2 Send forth the light into the night
Of dark despair seen everywhere;
Till day shall break,—for Jesus sake
Let all hear the story of love divine. [Refrain]

3 Herald the truth to age and youth
O’er land and sea where men may be;
Spread gospel cheer, banish all fear
From hearts that are burdened with sin and shame. [Refrain]

4 His all He gave our souls to save,
From dark despair beyond compare;
To Him be praise, loud anthems raise!
His name we will worship for evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #190

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Break forth and sing of Christ the King
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Proclaim the glad news of salvation
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #190

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