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The King of Glory we proclaim

The King of Glory we proclaim

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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The King of Glory we proclaim--
Who is the King of Glory? He
To seek and save the lost who came,
The Jew, the Gentile, bond and free.

Heralds through every clime we send,
His great salvation to make known:
The Church's Head, the Sinner's Friend,
Christ on His mediatorial throne.

Here, for the travail of His soul,
He claims the promised heritage,
The Father's gift--from pole to pole--
Earth's utmost bound, to time's last age.

Him shall all tongues confess, all knees
Shall bow before that mercy-seat,
Love reconcile all enemies,
Or wrath subdue beneath His feet.

A year of Jubilee we hail!
Since we in faith this work began
It must go on: it cannot fail
While we are true to God and man.

So, Father, glorify Thy Son,
So Thou in Him be glorified,
Till all the straying sheep are won,
For whom the Lord their Shepherd died.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: The King of Glory we proclaim
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


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Sacred Poems and Hymns #270

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