Scripture Verse

The King of glory shall come.@Psalm 24:9

Introduction

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Elisha A. Hoffman
(1839–1929)

Words: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, in The Chris­tian Church Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Har­vey Chris­tie (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 417.

Har­vey R. Chris­tie (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Harvey R. Christie
(1848–1925)

Lyrics

That will be a happy morning,
When He comes, when He comes;
Ended then our grief and mourning,
When He comes, when He comes;
All earth’s sorrowing and sadness,
Will be turned to joy and gladness,
When the King of glory comes,
When He comes.

Refrain

When the King of glory comes,
What a glorious day,
When the King of glory comes,
Sin will pass away;
On the throne our king will reign,
All will be perfection then;
Peace will come to earth again,
When He comes.

Life will all be fairer, brighter,
When He comes, when He comes;
Hearts will then be purer, whiter,
When He comes, when He comes;
Christ, foretold in song and story,
Then will manifest His glory,
When the King of glory comes,
When He comes.

Refrain

Lo! the day is swiftly waning,
When He comes, when He comes;
Ready be for His appearing,
When He comes, when He comes;
Soul, put on thy best adorning,
Patiently await the morning,
When the King of glory comes,
When He comes.

Refrain