The Lowly is King

Hallelujah, hallelujah, the lowly is King

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Hallelujah! hallelujah! the lowly is King!]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hallelujah! Hallelujah! the Lowly is King!
Then awake, O ye nations, exultingly sing!
For the Day-Star has risen, the morning is here,
And the hosts of Jehovah in triumph appear.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, exultingly sing;
Hallelujah, hallelujah, the Lowly is King.

2 Hallelujah! Hallelujah! the war call shall cease,
And the earth shall smile back to the angel of peace;
For the sword of the warrior is broken in twain,
And the cross is the sign of the Lowly One’s Reign. [Refrain]

3 Hallelujah! Hallelujah! oppression is o’er,
And the scourge of the tyrant shall threaten no more;
But the world from its bondage henceforth shall be free,
And the glory to Jesus forever shall be. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #117

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah, the lowly is King
Title: The Lowly is King
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah, exultingly sing
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: Public Domain



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Choice Songs #76

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 2 #d10

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Gospel Songs No. 2 #345


Hymns for Today #117

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