1 King of all kingdoms, God alone,
Ruleth the world from yonder throne;
God of all nations, near and far,
Righteous and true His judgments are.
Majesty, might and truth are His,
Father of mercies, too, He is,
Dwelling in light serene, divine,
Wonder of wonders, He is mine.
Glory, glory be to our God on high!
Praise Him, praise Him,
Ruler of earth and sky.
Alleluia, angels and men reply,
Bow at His throne, His glory make known,
For God is the King alone.
2 Conquering King, we hail His name,
Joining in praise with glad acclaim;
Gathering hosts oppose in vain,
Conquering King, the Lord shall reign.
Bow before Him whose name is love,
Watching is He from courts above;
Saved by His grace who gave His Son,
Publish abroad what God hath done. [Refrain]
3 Lo, He is coming, as He said,
Faithful believer, lift your head;
Trust, for His promise cannot fail,
Justice and truth shall yet prevail.
Faithful Jehovah, Lord of lords,
Patience and trust and hope rewards;
Christ will return to earth again;
We shall behold His glory then. [Refrain]
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 >