Behold, he comes, the glorious King

Behold, he comes, the glorious King

Author: Joseph Tritton
Tune: BROWN (Bradbury)
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1. Behold He comes! the glorious King
Whom once a cross upbore;
Let saints redeemed His praises sing,
And angels hosts adore.

2. The reed, the purple, and the thorn,
Are lost in triumph now;
His person robes of light adorn,
And crowns of gold His brow.

3. Dear Lord, no more despised, disowned,
A victim bound and slain;
But in the power of God enthroned,
Thou dost return to reign.

4. To Thee the world its treasure brings;
To Thee its mighty bow;
To Thee the Church exulting springs;
Her Sovereign, Savior Thou!

5. Beneath Thy touch, beneath Thy smile,
New heavens and earth appear;
No sin their beauty to defile,
Nor dim them with a tear.

6. Thrice happy hour! and those thrice-blest
That gather round Thy throne!
They share the honors of Thy rest,
Who have Thy conflict known.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #428

Author: Joseph Tritton

Tritten, Joseph, ws born at Battersea, Surrey, Sept. 21, 1819, educated at Charterhouse and other schools, and was for upwards of 40 years a partner in the banking-house of Barclay, Bevan, Tritton & Co., Lombard Street. He was a member of the Baptist Denomination, and for many years Treasurer of the Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, and of a number of other important philanthropic and religious institutions. During the latter part of life his residence was Bloomfield, Norwood. He died May 1, 1887. Mr. Tritton was for many years an occasional writer of hymns and poems. Two of the hymns sung at the opening of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, in 1861, were composed by him for that occasion, and afterwards incorporated by Mr. Spurgeon in Our… Go to person page >

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Author: Joseph Tritton

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