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The service of the King

I pledge my spirit loyal

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [I pledge my spirit loyal]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I pledge my spirit loyal
To the service of the King;
The privilege is royal,
In the service of the King;
I pledge to Him forever
My loftiest endeavor,
And naught my soul shall sever
From the service of the King.

In the service of the King
My sweetest songs I’ll sing,
While I with joy my pow’rs employ,
In the service of the King.

2 There is no joy so holy
As the service of the King;
There’s room for e’en the lowly
In the service of the King;
If all the world but knew Him,
How all would hasten to Him,
And highest honor do Him,
In the service of the King. [Refrain]

3 In yonder realms immortal
There is service for the King;
We pass the shining portal
To the service of the King;
Amid the glories o’er Him,
Where angel hosts adore Him,
I, too, shall stand before him,
In the service of the King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10572

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I pledge my spirit loyal
Title: The service of the King
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: In the service of the King
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10572
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The Cyber Hymnal #10572

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