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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

Audio files: MIDI

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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… 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



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d9

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #190

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