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Jesus, King of glory

Jesus, King of glory

Author: Edward Harland (1863); Author: W. Hope Davison (1887)
Published in 69 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear thy children cry.
Pardon our transgressions,
Cleanse us from our sin;
By thy Spirit help us
Heavenly life to win.
Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear thy children cry.

2 On this day of gladness,
Bending low the knee
In Thine earthly temple,
Lord, we worship Thee;
Celebrate Thy goodness,
Mercy, grace, and truth,
All Thy loving guidance
Of our heedless youth.
Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear our grateful cry.

3 For the little children
Who have come to Thee;
For the glad, bright spirits
Who Thy glory see;
For the loved ones resting
In Thy dear embrace;
For the pure and holy
Who behold Thy face,
Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear our grateful cry.

4 For Thy faithful servants
Who have entered in;
For Thy fearless soldiers
Who have conquered sin;
For the countless legions
Who have followed Thee,
Heedless of the danger,
On to victory;
Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear our grateful cry.

5 When the shadows lengthen,
Show us, Lord, Thy way;
Through the darkness lead us
To the heavenly day.
When our course is finished,
Ended all the strife,
Grant us with the faithful,
Palms and crowns of life.
Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear Thy children cry.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Edward Harland

Harland, Edward, M.A., was born at Ashbourne, Derby, 1810, and educated at WadhamCollege, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1831; M.A., 1833. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Newborough, 1833-36; of Sandon, 1836-51; Vicar of Colwich, Staffordshire, 1851; and Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral, 1873. In 1858 he published Index Sermonum. His Church Psalter and Hymnal was first published in 1855, and contained 209 hymns and 8 doxologies. In 1863 a Supplement was added: in "186-" [1865] it was revised and enlarged as the "2nd edition,” and in 1876 a Supplement of 184 hymns was added to the 2nd edition, making 584 hymns in all, most of the "Christmas Carols," &c, of the 2nd edition being omitted. To the various editions of this Hymnal,… Go to person page >

Author: W. Hope Davison

Davison, W. Hope, was born at Sunderland, Nov. 27, 1827, and entered the Congregational Ministry in 1S52 as Pastor at Bolton, Lancashire. He published Psalms & Hymns, Bolton, various eds., the last in 1801; The Sabbath Hymnal for use in Schools; and The New Sabbath Hymnal, 1877. Also subsequently two Services of Song for Passiontide. From the latter his hymn "Jesus, King of glory, Throned above the sky" (S. S. Festival), in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, is taken. He died in Aug. 1894. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, King of glory
Author: W. Hope Davison (1887)
Author: Edward Harland (1863)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5.6.5.6.5.6.5
Language: English

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