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The heavenly King must come

Representative Text

1 The heavenly King must come
His desert realm to see;
Must leave His own eternal home,
And all His majesty.

2 And lo! before Him sent
His herald, who must cry
And never spare, "Repent, repent!
Your King, your God, is nigh!"

3 He, when his work is done,
Must see his light decay,
Must hail with joy the brighter Sun,
The glorious King of day.

4 O Lord, O King, O Sun,
Whose messenger he came,
Baptize us all, most holy One,
In Thy refining flame.

5 Give us Thy grace, that we
All evil may forsake,
May boldly speak the truth for Thee,
The lowest place may take.

6 So, when Thou com'st again,
Thy realm redeemed to see,
Thy steps shall find 'mid hearts of men
A way made straight for Thee.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Henry A. Martin

Martin, Henry Arthur, M.A., son of George Martin, Chancellor and Canon of Exeter, born at Exeter July 30, 1831, and educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1855, and M.A. 1857. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Hallow, near Worcester, 1856, and Vicar of Laxton with Moorhouse, Nottinghamshire, 1858. In 1871 he contributed the following hymns to Church Hymns:— 1. Lord of the frost-bound winter. Harvest. Written in 1859. 2. O Rock of Ages, One Foundation. St. Peter. Written in 1871. 3. Sound aloud Jehovah's praises. Holy Trinity. Written in 1870, in 8 stanzas, four of which only are given in Church Hymns. 4. The heavenly King must come. St. John Baptist. Written in 1871.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The heavenly King must come
Author: Henry A. Martin
Language: English



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Church Hymns with Tunes #177

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d153

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The Church Hymnal Revised #158

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The Church Hymnal #163

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The Church Hymnal #163

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #201


The Hymnal and Order of Service #201

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d559

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #163

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The Hymnal #163

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