Scripture Verse

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king cometh unto thee. Zechariah 9:9


Words: Ell­in J. Knowles, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Cran­ston & Stowe and John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 112.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney


He has come! He has come!
My Redeemer has come!
He has taken my heart
As His own chosen home.
At last I have given
The welcome He sought;
He has come, and His coming
All gladness has brought.


He has come! He has come!
My Redeemer, my Redeemer has come!
His presence is Heav’n,
My heart is His home!
My Redeemer has come!

He has come! He has come!
My love and my Lord!
Every thought of my being
Is swayed by His Word.
He has come, and He reigns
In the realm of my soul,
And His scepter is love!
Oh, blessèd control!


He has come! He has come!
O happiest heart!
He has given His word
That He will not depart.
What trouble can enter,
What evil can come
To the heart where the God
Of all peace has His home?


He has come to abide:
And holy must be
The place where my Lord
Deigns to banquet with me.
And this is my prayer:
Lord, since Thou art come,
Make meet for Thy presence
My heart as Thy home!