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Christ is King, let every heart proclaim

Christ is King, let every heart proclaim

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [“Christ is King,” let every heart proclaim]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 “Christ is King,” let ev’ry heart proclaim,
Pledge allegiance to His holy Name,
Lift His banner high,
For Him dare to die,
Who once bore for you the cross of shame.

Unto ev’ry land tell the story,
“Christ is King,”
Ring it out in anthems of glory,
“Christ is King,”
He shall reign forever and ever,
Naught our love from Him e’er can sever,
Let each tongue His kingship proclaim,
Praising His holy Name.

2 “Christ is King,” to Him our hearts we bring,
With our praises all His courts shall ring,
“Love and loyalty”
Shall our motto be,
While we gladly follow Christ our King. [Refrain]

3 “Christ is King,” all other kings shall fail,
But forever shall His reign prevail;
From His throne above
He shall rule in love,
To this blessed King all hail! all hail! [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #76

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ is King, let every heart proclaim
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Unto every land tell the story
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #76

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