1 Make way for the King! He is coming
In heavenly splendor arrayed;
Ye Christians who love His appearing,
Keep watching, and be not dismayed.
One day in the fast-nearing future,
As the days and the years roll by,
The eyes of all nations shall see Him
In glory descend from the sky.
Make way, make way!
Let earth with its jubilees ring.
Make way, make way!
And crown Him Savior and King.
2 Make way for the King! He is coming;
Make way for the Lord in your heart;
All envy and malice and hatred,
O bid it forever depart.
Let love reign supreme in your spirit,
Your enemies freely forgive;
In righteousness, peace and submission,
Make haste for His coming to live. [Refrain]
3 Make way for the King! Let your armor
Be gleaming, and burnished with prayer;
Beneath the bright folds of His banner
Your love and devotion declare.
With ardor and zeal unabated,
By word and by action proclaim
This truth to the people around you,
That Jesus is coming again. [Refrain]
4 Make way for the King! He is coming;
Go out on the highway and street,
And rescue the careless and sinful,
The maimed and the poor whom you meet.
Go gather the sheep and the lambkins
Who perish from hunger and cold;
The King will rejoice when He cometh
To find them all safe in His fold. [Refrain]
5 Make way for the King! He is coming,
The holy, the powerful One;
The earth shall be filled with His glory,
In brightness transcending the sun.
Rejoice and be glad, all ye people,
Let earth with your jubilees ring;
With songs and hosannas receive Him,
And crown Him your Savior and King. [Refrain]
Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married.
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Display Title: Make Way For The KingFirst Line: Make way for the King! He is comingTune Title: [Make way for the King! He is coming]Author: Ada BlenkhornSource: The Century Gospel Songs by Peter Bilhorn (Chicago: Bilhorn Brothers, 1901)