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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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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?

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

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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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