Scripture Verse

Let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.@Psalm 149:2

Introduction

Words: Charles B. Hilton, 1918.

Music: Ro­ger M. Hick­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When the King shall come
At the end of days,
All the saints of our God
Will be welcomed home;
’Round the throne
They will gather to sing His praise,
And will never again
From His palace roam.

Refrain

When the King shall come,
When the King shall come,
Songs of joy will resound
From the east and west,
And the saved will rejoice
In that land of rest,
When the King shall come,
When the King shall come;
There’ll be glory when
The King shall come.

When the King shall come,
Will He welcome you?
Will He give you a place
With the saints who reign?
Or when judged by the King
In the last review,
Will you pass to the realms
Of eternal pain?

Refrain

When the King shall come
With a shout at dawn,
Earth and stars will dissolve
In a fervent heat;
Jeweled crowns, from the monarchs
Of earth withdrawn,
Will be cast with hosannas
At Jesus’ feet.

Refrain