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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

Full 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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10572
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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