He Is King of Kings

He built his throne up in the air

Tune: HE IS KING
Published in 7 hymnals

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Representative Text

Refrain:
He is King of kings;
he is Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ, the first and last,
no one works like him.
O he is King of kings;
he is Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ, the first and last,
no one works like him.

1 He built his throne up in the air;
no one works like him;
and called his saints from everywhere;
no one works like him.
O he is King of kings;
he is Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ, the first and last,
no one works like him. [Refrain]

2 He pitched his tents on Canaan ground;
no one works like him;
and broke oppressive kingdoms down;
no one works like him.
O he is King of kings;
he is Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ, the first and last,
no one works like him. [Refrain]

3 I know that my Redeemer lives;
no one works like him;
and by his love sweet blessing gives;
no one works like him.
O he is King of kings;
he is Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ, the first and last,
no one works like him. [Refrain]


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #273

Text Information

First Line: He built his throne up in the air
Title: He Is King of Kings
Meter: 8.5.8.5 with refrain
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is King of Kings. He is Lord of Lords.
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Glory to God #273

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #346

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #96

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #153

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Worship (3rd ed.) #498

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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