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The King is coming

Rejoice, rejoice, our King is coming

Author: Ira David Sankey
Tune: [Rejoice! Rejoice! our King is coming]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Rejoice! Rejoice! our King is coming!
And the time will not be long,
Until we hail the radiant dawning,
And lift up the glad new song.

Refrain
Oh, wondrous day! oh, glorious morning,
When the Son of Man shall come!
May we with lamps all trimmed and burning
Gladly welcome His return!
Rejoice! Rejoice! our King is coming!
And the time will not be long,
Until we hail the radiant dawning,
And lift up the glad new song.

2. With joy we wait our King’s returning
From His heavenly mansions fair;
And with ten thousand saints appearing
We shall meet Him in the air. [Refrain]

3. Oh, may we never weary, watching,
Never lay our armor down
Until He come, and with rejoicing
Give to each the promised crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3540

Author: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, our King is coming
Title: The King is coming
Author: Ira David Sankey
Refrain First Line: O, wondrous day, O glorious morning
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3540

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