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Who is the King of glory

Lift up your heads, ye gates eternal

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Lift up your heads, ye gates eternal]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lift up your heads, ye gates eternal,
The King of Glory enters in,
Ascending to the Throne supernal,
The Conqueror of death and sin.

Who is the King of Glory?
He who overcame our enemy;
Who took our place at judgment bar,
And made His cross the Victor’s car;
He is the King of Glory!
He is the King of Glory!

2 ’Tis He who this round world hath founded,
And stablished it upon the flood;
And Satan’s hosts He hath confounded,
When on the cross He shed His blood. [Refrain]

3 Who shall approach His holy mountain,
Or stand within His holy place?
E’en he who bathed in Calvary’s fountain,
Hath been redeem’d by heaven’s grace. [Refrain]

4 The eye of faith e’en now discerneth
The King upon His Father’s Throne,
And waits the hour when He returneth
To take the kingdom for His own. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #12

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your heads, ye gates eternal
Title: Who is the King of glory
Author: James M. Gray



The Cyber Hymnal #10984
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The Cyber Hymnal #10984

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