The King of Glory Comes

Who is the King of glory, what shall we call him?

Author: Willard Francis Jabusch (1966)
Tune: PROMISED ONE
Published in 28 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Author: Willard Francis Jabusch

A Catholic priest, Willard Francis Jabusch (b. 1930) was educated at Mundelein Seminary, Loyola University and Northwestern University (Ph.D., 1968). His education was enhanced at the University of London, and as a composer, at the Chicago Conservatory. He was ordained in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1956. Fr. Jabusch served as priest at Old St. James parish, a predominantly African-American parish in Chicago, and has taught at several institutions including the Chicago-area schools Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary (disbanded in 2007) and Mundelein Seminary, as well as Notre Dame University and the American College at the University of Louvain in Belgium. More recently he served as chaplain and director of Calvert House at the Un… Go to person page >

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 24:8, Isa. 7:14
st. 2 = Matt. 4:23
st. 3 = Isa. 53:12
st. 4 = 1 Cor. 15:57, John 14:2
ref. = Ps. 24:7, Ps. 67:4

Catholic priest Willard F.Jabusch (PHH 210) wrote this text in five stanzas in 1965 in Niles, Illinois, for use by the parish folk-music ensemble of St. Celestine's Roman Catholic Church in Elmwood Park, Illinois. The text was published in Hymnal for Young Christians (1966), one of the first English Roman Catholic hymnals published in the United States after Vatican II.

Stanza 1 and the refrain are based on Psalm 24:7-8; stanzas 2 and 3 recall Jesus' ministry and his death to atone for sin; stanza 4 confesses Christ's victory over death and the coming of his kingdom. The original third stanza was not included.

Liturgical Use:
Epiphany; Advent; Palm Sunday, or anytime; a great processional hymn at the beginning of a worship service.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

PROMISED ONE

Jabusch wrote his text to correspond to PROMISED ONE, an Israeli folk tune. Probably of Hasidic origin, PROMISED ONE was associated with the folk song "Gilu Hagalilim," brought by Zionist settlers to Israel after World War I. The Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947) contains the tune with a different…

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KING OF GLORY


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