Advent Hymnals

043. WHEN THE KING COMES IN

Christ in Song,

1.
Called to the feast by the King are we,
Sitting, perhaps, where his people be;
How will it fare, friend, with thee and me
When the King comes in?

Refrain:
When the King comes in, brother,
When the King comes in!
How will it fare with thee and me
When the King comes in?

2.
Crowns on the head where the thorns have been,
Glorified he who once died for men;
Splendid the vision before us then,
When the King comes in.  [Refrain]

3.
Like lightning's flash will that instant show
Things hidden long from both friend and foe;
Just what we are will each neighbor know,
When the King comes in.  [Refrain]

4.
Joyful his eye shall on each one rest
Who is in white wedding garments dress'd;
Ah!  well for us if we stand the test,
When the King comes in.  [Refrain]

5.
Endless the sad separation then,
Bitter the cry of deluded men,
Awful that moment of anguish 
when Christ the King comes in.  [Refrain]

5.
Lord, grant us all, we implore thee, grace,
So to await thee, each in his place,
That we may fear not to see thy face
When thou comest in.  [Refrain]

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Title When the King Comes In
Key E♭ Major
Titles When the King comes in, brother,
First Line Called to the feast by the King are we
Author J. E. Landor
Year 1908
Composer Rev. E. S. Lorenz
Hymnal -
Tune Called to the feast by the King are we
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance: Decision Day; Invitation and Repentance: The Judgment
Texts Matthew 25:34
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