1 Jesus the King divine, seeking your soul and mine,
Come from His throne and home of joy above;
Freely His life He gave, sinners from death to save,
Showing to all the world His mighty love.
He is the One to love;
He is the One to trust;
He is the One to walk with all the way; (the way;)
He is the One to serve;
He is the One to praise;
He is the One to follow ev'ry day.
2 Out of the grave He came, making His earthly name
Glorious and eternal by His might;
Conquering death and sin, wandering hearts to win,
Filling the dreary world with wondrous light. [Refrain]
3 All who in Christ believe, pardon for sin receive,
Courage and strength to triumph in the strife;
And, if they trust His love, they shall be His above,
All who thro' grace have gained eternal life. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
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 >