Christ Is King

Come friends sing, of the faith that's so dear to me

Author: Charles Reign Scoville
Tune: [Come, friends, sing of the faith that's so dear to me]
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Come, friends sing, of the faith that’s so dear to me,
Revealed thro’ God’s Son, in Galilee;
He brought peace on earth and good will to the sons of men,
Go tell it to the world, her King reigns again.

I am so happy in Jesus,
Captivity’s Captor is He;
Angels rejoice when a soul’s saved,
Some day we like Him shall be,
Sorrow and joy have the same Lord,
Valley of shadows shall sing;
Death has its life, its door opens in heaven eternally,
Christ is King.

2 Crucified, thus He suffered and bled for me,
Death and the grave won sin’s victory;
Then the sky grew dark and the temple veil rent in twain,
Rocks rent, and angels came, for He lived again. (Chorus)

3 At His feet, on old Olivet’s Hill, they say,
Cloud chariots halted, took Christ away;
Then the angels came and to wond’ring disciples said
He’ll come, and earth and sea shall yield up their dead. (Chorus)

Source: Favorite Hymns of Praise #163

Author: Charles Reign Scoville

Born in Indiana, died in Kansas Dianne Shapiro, from Find a Grave website (accessed 6/20/2022) Go to person page >



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