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Great King of kings, why dost thou stay

Great King of kings, why dost thou stay

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: OLDBRIDGE
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great King of kings, why dost Thou stay,
Why tarriest Thou upon Thy way,
Why lingers the expected day?
Thy kingdom come!

2 Life in its fullness is with Thee,
Life in its holy liberty;
From death and chains this world set free;
Thy kingdom come!

3 Earth is still waiting for the day,
When old things shall have passed away,
And all be clad in new array:
Thy kingdom come!

4 O King of glory, King of peace,
Bid all these storms and tumults cease,
Bring in Thy reign of righteousness;
Thy kingdom come!

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #605

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great King of kings, why dost thou stay
Author: Horatius Bonar

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Church Hymnal #5

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The Book of Worship #527

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d108

The Concordia Hymnal #d107

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d137

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The Lutheran Hymnary #605

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