Scripture Verse

The Lord is king forever and ever. Psalm 10:16


Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Mat­thews, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Make Christ King, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell & Will­iam E. Bie­der­wolf (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Glad Tid­ings Com­pa­ny, 1912), num­ber 2.

Robert Matthews


Hark to the call of the New Cru­sade,
Christ ov­er all will king be made;
Out to the world let the chal­lenge ring:
Make Christ king!


Hail to the King of kings!
Triumphant Re­deem­er!
On march the sold­iers of the New Cru­sade.
This is the bat­tle cry: Christ made the king!
And to our sov’reign we al­le­giance bring;
Prince, guide and coun­sel­or He shall be.
Carry the stan­dard to vic­to­ry!
Hail to the call of the New Cru­sade:
Make Christ king!

Strong is the foe of the New Cru­sade,
Sin in its ar­mor is well ar­rayed;
Into the fight we our best must fling:
Make Christ king!


Come, in His name join the pil­grim throng,
Stand for the right, and down the wrong;
Glory to god, let the cho­rus sing,
Make Christ king!