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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.

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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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: The King of Glory we proclaim
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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