An offering of praise

We come to thee, O Christ our King

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We come to thee, O Christ our King,
And sing our joyful lays;
With loving hearts our gift we bring,
An offering of praise.

O praise the Lord, whose acts of love
Have gladdened all our days;
We'll give to him who reigns above
An offering of praise.

2 For being, we will praise the Lord,
Wisdom to guide our ways;
We'll bring to him for his dear Word
An offering of praise. [Refrain]

3 We'll praise him for his only Son,
The sinner's debt who pays;
We'll bring, for what our Christ has done.
An offering of praise. [Refrain]

4 We humbly fall at Jesus' feet,
Whose goodness crowns our days;
And give to him, as incense sweet,
An offering of praise. [Refrain]

Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #14

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We come to thee, O Christ our King
Title: An offering of praise
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: O, praise the Lord whose acts of love
Copyright: Public Domain


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