I Shall See the King

I shall see the King Where the angels sing

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [I shall see the King] (Ackley)
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 I shall see the King
Where the angels sing,
I shall see the King some day,
In the better land,
On the golden strand,
And with Him shall ever stay.

In His glory, I shall see the King,
And forever endless praises sing;
’Twas on Calvary
Jesus died for me;
I shall see the King some day.

2 In the land of song,
In the glory-throng,
Where there never comes a night,
With my Lord once slain
I shall ever reign
In the glory land of light. [Chorus]

3 I shall see the King,
All my tributes bring,
And shall look upon His face;
Then my song shall be
How He ransomed me
And has kept me by His grace. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #87

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 shall see the King Where the angels sing
Title: I Shall See the King
Author: William C. Poole
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In his glory, I shall see the King
Copyright: Public Domain



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