Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer

The King Shall Come

music refrain words by Greg Scheer
verse text from Greek hymn, translated by John Brownlie, 1907
copyright 2001

The return of Christ is anticipated in this bright folk pop song of praise. The verses use a text from an ancient Greek hymn, and the chorus is brand new: "The winter of our souls melts into glorious morning, For Christ has conquered all and a new creation is dawning. So come away My love the winter is past, it's over. The springtime has begun and love will bloom forever."

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1. The King shall come when morning dawns
And light triumphant breaks
When beauty gilds the eastern hills
And life to joy awakes
The King shall come when morning dawns
And earth's dark night is done
The Light of lights crowned King of kings
In glory like the sun

The winter of our souls
Melts into glorious morning
For Christ the light grows bright
A new creation is dawning

2. The King once came in human form
As starlight filled the night
The King once bowed His humble head
To death and human spite
The King arose in victory
And to the Father's side
Ascended 'til He comes again
To rule with love and might

3. Now let the endless day begin
Foretold by weary saints
When right shall triumph over wrong
And truth shall ever reign
The King shall come when morning dawns
And light and beauty brings
O Christ the Lord Your people pray
Come quickly King of kings