The great coronation day

There is a day of glory coming

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [There is a day of glory coming]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a day of glory coming,
In yonder fair and fadeless land,
When all the ransomed and the blood-washed,
Around the great white throne shall stand;
The golden crowns upon their foreheads,
They down before the King shall lay,
And crown Him King of kings to reign forever,
On that great coronation day.

“Crown Him King!”
The ransomed hosts will sing,
While the vast, unnumbered throng
of angels swell the mighty song
Crown Him King!
Homage bring!
He who died but lives
And salvation gives,
Is worthy all our adoration.
“Crown Him King!
Homage bring!”
At His pierced feet we our crowns shall lay
On that great coronation day.

2 Who else is worthy of our homage,
Who else could die to save the lost,
Who else would sacrifice His glory,
And pay the price redemption cost?
Who else should claim our adoration,
Who else our heavy debt could pay?
We’ll crown Him King of kings to reign forever,
On that great coronation day. [Refrain]

3 The multitudes from ev’ry nation;
From ev’ry tribe and ev’ry tongue,
The many million martyred heroes,
Whose praises we have often sung,
Will swell the anthems of the ages
In praise to Him who lives for aye,—
Then we shall crown Him King to reign forever,
On that great coronation day. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #191

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a day of glory coming
Title: The great coronation day
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Crown him King, the ransomed hosts will sing
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d104

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #191

Tabernacle Choir #d57

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