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O Christ, Thou art my King

O Christ, Thou art my King

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Christ, Thou art my King,
Thy cause I make mine own,
All that I have I bring,
To lay before Thy throne;
The oath of fealty now I take,
To live and suffer for Thy sake.

Less could no loyal soul
In true devotion gift;--
My sacrifice the whole,
Not part to Thee I lift:--
Lord, at Thy kingly throne I bow,
Receive my heart's devotion now.

Thou didst not count the cost,
O Christ my heavenly king,
When Thou didst save the lost
By Thy great offering;
Thou laid'st Thine ageless glory by,
And cam'st to earth for man to die,

O Christ, Thou art my King,--
Thy kingdom come, I pray,
Till endless praise shall ring
Throughout an endless day,
And tribute fill the courts of heaven
By loyal hearts in fealty given.

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 >

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First Line: O Christ, Thou art my King
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English