The King is on His journey

The King is on His journey

Translator: John Brownlie
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The King is on His journey,
His heralds go before;
Soon shall the earth receive her Lord,
Nor mourn His absence more;
The dawn is leading in the day,
Ye sons of men, prepare His way.

The triumph of His victory
In battle songs proclaim;
Speak to the captive in his chains
The magic of His name;
He rules o'er freemen, not o'er slaves,
His arm is mighty, and it saves.

Bedeck His throne majestic,
Set forth His royal state;
With palms bestrew His onward path,
And open wide the gate;
His coming, lo, is now at hand,
Obedient, wait His high command.

O Jesus, King, come quickly;
Thy waiting people pine
To see the beauty of Thy face
And hear Thy voice divine;
The fealty of their lives to give,
In willing service while they live.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The King is on His journey
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English