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Why say ye not a word

Why say ye not a word

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Why say ye not a word]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Why say ye not a word
Of bringing back the King?
Why speak ye not of Jesus and His reign?
Why tell ye of His kingdom,
And of its glories sing,
But nothing of His coming back again?

Bringing back the King,
Oh, bringing back the King!
The angel choirs of heav'n their hallelujahs sing,
Bringing back the King.
Oh, bringing back the King!
Ye ransomed, let your joyous welcome ring!

2 Dost thou not want to look
Upon His loving face?
Dost thou not want to see Him glorified?
Would'st thou not hear His welcome,
And in the very place,
Where years ago we saw Him crucified? [Refrain]

3 O hark! creation's groans,
How can they be assuaged?
How can our bodies know redemptive joy?
How can the war be ended
In which we are engaged,
Until He come the lawless to destroy? [Refrain]

4 Come quickly, blessed Lord,
Our hearts a welcome hold!
How long to see creation's second birth;
The promise of Thy coming
To some is growing cold,
O hasten Thy returning back to earth. [Refrain]

Source: Inspiring Hymns #129

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why say ye not a word
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: Bringing back the king



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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 5 #d363
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #94Page Scan
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #94Page Scan
The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 4 #d354