I never knew you

When the King in His beauty shall come

Author: G. C. Needham
Tune: [When the King in His beauty shall come to His throne]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. When the King in His beauty shall come to His throne,
And around Him are gathered His loved ones, His own;
There be some who will knock at His fair palace door,
To be answered within, There is mercy no more.

I have never known you,
I have never known you,
I have never, I have never,
I have never known you.

2. They had known whence He came, and the grace which He brought;
In their presence He healed, in their streets He had taught;
They had mentioned His name and their friendship professed;
But they never believed, for of them He confessed: [Refrain]

3. Now the righteous are reigning with Abraham there;
But for these is appointed an endless despair;
It is vain that they call: He once knocked at their gate,
But they welcomed Him not; so now this is their fate: [Refrain]

4. O sinner, give heed to this story of gloom,
For the hour is fast nearing that fixes your doom;
Will you still reject mercy? still harden your heart?
Oh, then, what will you do as the King cries, Depart! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2992

Author: G. C. Needham

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Text Information

First Line: When the King in His beauty shall come
Title: I never knew you
Author: G. C. Needham
Refrain First Line: I have never known you



The Cyber Hymnal #2992
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The Cyber Hymnal #2992

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