Our Great King

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1 Our King completely satisfies,
He hears and helps his own;
To Christ above we lift our eyes,
And trust in him alone.

His name we sing, we hail him King,
Thro' earth and heav'n his praises ring,
Thro' earth and heav'n his praises ring.

2 'T is he receives the seeking soul,
Instructs in Wisdom's way;
The sin-sick one he maketh whole,
And leads him day by day. [Chorus]

3 Our King supplies our daily needs,
All others he transcends;
With wand'ring ones he gently pleads,
He keeps and he defends. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #63

Author: Julia H. Johnston

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 >

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First Line: Our King completely satisfies
Title: Our Great King
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: His name we sing, we hail him King
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