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When the King Comes In

Called to the feast by the King are we

Author: J. E. Landor
Tune: [Called to the feast by the King are we]
Published in 68 hymnals

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Full Text

1 Called to the feast by the King are we,
Sitting, perhaps, where his people be;
How will it fare, friend, with thee and me
When the King comes in?

Refrain:
When the King comes in, brother,
When the King comes in!
How will it fare with thee and me
When the King comes in?

2 Crowns on the head where the thorns have been,
Glorified he who once died for men;
Splendid the vision before us then,
When the King comes in. [Refrain]

3 Like lightning's flash will that instant show
Things hidden long from both friend and foe;
Just what we are will each neighbor know,
When the King comes in. [Refrain]

4 Joyful his eye shall on each one rest
Who is in white wedding garments dress'd;
Ah! well for us if we stand the test,
When the King comes in. [Refrain]

5 Endless the sad separation then,
Bitter the cry of deluded men,
Awful that moment of anguish
when Christ the King comes in. [Refrain]

5 Lord, grant us all, we implore thee, grace,
So to await thee, each in his place,
That we may fear not to see thy face
When thou comest in. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #43

Author: J. E. Landor

19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Called to the feast by the King are we
Title: When the King Comes In
Author: J. E. Landor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When the King comes in, brother
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #726
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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Small Church Music #3277Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #726TextScoreAudio
Include 66 pre-1979 instances



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