Scripture Verse

Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:7

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Au­gust Krapf, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1912), num­ber 32 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Krapf (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O hail today our blessèd king,
King Jesus;
Salvation unto all doth bring,
King Jesus;
He has come to right all wrong,
He is mighty, He is strong;
Raise to Him your triumph song,
King Jesus.

Refrain

Hail today King Jesus,
The meek and lowly Jesus,
Let the praise of earth and sky,
Echo to His throne on high,
His throne on high.

For He is lowly, He is meek,
King Jesus;
He lifts the fallen, helps the weak,
King Jesus;
Sent not to the chosen few,
Sent to Gentile and to Jew,
Glorious things our king will do,
King Jesus.

Refrain

His reign shall never, never cease,
King Jesus;
One reign of everlasting peace,
King Jesus;
And His name will dearer grow,
Soon all waiting worlds shall know
Him who loves His people so,
King Jesus.

Refrain