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King Of The Ivory Palace

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1 Down came the King from palace of white,
Down to the earth, in darkest of night;
Our world to sweeten, lives to make bright,
King of the Ivory Palace has come!

2 Garments proclaiming cassia’s bloom,
Fragrant with aloe, myrrh’s dark perfume;
Ye kings and princes, prepare Him room;
King of the Ivory Palace has come.

3 How sad the world should eagerly wait,
Pining, they watched the Beautiful Gate,
Then turned away in anger and hate
When from the Ivory Palace He came.

4 The King returned to Heaven again;
Leaving His peace and joy with men,
And would the holy Comforter send,
The King of ivory palaces said.

5 Our King has said that He’ll come again;
We know not how, nor neither the when;
Watching and waiting, we’ll pray, and then
Up to the Ivory Palace ascend.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10967

Author: Salathial Cleaver Kirk

Born: Circa 1847, Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: Circa 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kirk’s works include: Musings Along the Way  Go to person page >

Adapter: Richard Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Down came the King from palace of white
Title: King Of The Ivory Palace
Author: Salathial Cleaver Kirk (1900)
Adapter: Richard Adams (2017)
Source: Musings Along the Way (Philadelphia: A. H. Sickler & Company, 1900)
Language: Latin
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10967
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