Christ shall be King of the whole wide world

Christ shall be King of the whole wide world

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Christ shall be King of the whole wide world]
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Christ shall be King of the whole wide world,
He shall be King, let praises ring!
Under His banner of love unfurled,
There shall be gathered the whole wide world,
And Christ shall be the King.

Chours:
Over all the world (Over all the world)
Christ shall be the King; (Christ shall be the King;)
Over all the world (Over all the world)
let His praises ring; (let His praises ring;)
Every land and nation
Shall know His great salvation;
Christ shall be the King,
He shall be the King.

2 Christ shall be King over land and sea,
He shall be King, let praises ring!
He who redeemed us and made us free,
King of the world shall forever be,
Yes, Christ shall be the King. [Chorus]

3 Christ shall be King in my heart today,
He shall be King, let praises ring!
Over each tho't and each purpose sway,
All that I have shall be His alway,
For Christ shall be the King. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #44

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ shall be King of the whole wide world
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Over all the world Christ shall be the King

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