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The King's Coming

When the King comes back from the far-off land

Author: Thomas Graham
Tune: [When the King comes back from the far-off land]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the King comes back from the far-off land,
And the trumpet sounds to meet Him;
O the joy that thrills thro' the raptur'd band
Of the saints as they rise to greet Him!

Refrain 1-4:
O hasten, Lord, that happy day,
The Kingdom of Thy glory!
For our spirits yearn for Thy blest return,
As we muse on the Gospel story.

2 When the morning breaks on the hills of time
And the shadows all are fleeing,
When the Bride awakes to the marriage chime,
And her faith is lost in seeing. [Refrain 1-4]

3 When the fight is o'er, and the vict'ry won,
And the vanquish'd foe is flying;
When the Captain calls with His own 'Well done!'
To the crown of the life undying. [Refrain 1-4]

4 O to share the grace of the holy place
Where the angel-hosts adore Him;
Where our eyes shall gaze on the Bridegroom's face
As we stand all fair before Him. [Refrain 1-4]

5 Speed, speed that hour when Thy blood-bought pow'r
Shall reveal Thy full salvation;
And the world resound to her utmost bound
With the song of the new creation.

Refrain 5:
All blessing, glory, honour be,
And praise that ceaseth never,
For Him that sits upon the throne,
And to the Lamb for ever!

Author: Thomas Graham

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Text Information

First Line: When the King comes back from the far-off land
Title: The King's Coming
Author: Thomas Graham
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1937.


The Cyber Hymnal #11500
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11500

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