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Now the King immortal

Now the King immortal

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

Now the King Immortal
Comes to claim His own,—
Shepherds at their watch by night,
Hail the glory of the light—
They, and they alone.

Heralds from the heaven-land,
Tell His Advent clear;—
Where the sound of hurrying feet?
Where the crowds come forth to greet?
Where the loyal cheer?

Angels, on the night winds
Have their carols thrown,—
Theirs, the music rapturous, sweet,
Theirs, the songs the Monarch greet,
Theirs, and theirs, alone.

Ah, the silent night hours,
Ah, the slumberers, prone,—
Mortals wake, arise, adore,
Angels, shepherds, honours pour,
They, and they, alone.

Jesu, King Immortal,
Mount thy rightful throne;
Loyal hearts their plaudits pour,
Heavenly choirs in songs adore,
They, not they alone.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now the King immortal
Greek Title: Χριστὸς ὁ Βασιλεύς
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English