The Royal Message

I have a royal message through yonder arch it rings

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [I have a royal message]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a royal message,
Thro’ yonder arch it rings,
With tidings, joyful tidings,
From Christ the King of kings.

Abundant life He offers;
Then at His altar bow;
Eternal life He gives you—
Accept, accept it now.

2 I have a tender message
From Christ your dearest friend;
My presence shall go with you,
Be with you to the end. [Refrain]

3 I have a loving message:
Come unto me and rest;
Ye who are heavy laden,
Find shelter on my breast. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #89

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: I have a royal message through yonder arch it rings
Title: The Royal Message
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Abundant life he offers
Copyright: Public Domain



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