35b. Blest be the King whose coming

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1 Blest be the King whose coming
is in the name of God!
For him let doors be opened,
no hearts against him barred!

2 Not robed in royal splendour,
in power and pomp, comes he;
but clad as are the poorest—
such his humility!

3 Blest be the King whose coming
is in the name of God!
By those who truly listen
his voice is truly heard.

4 Pity the proud and haughty,
who have not learned to heed
the Christ who is the Promise,
who has our ransom paid.

5 Blest be the King whose coming
is in the name of God!
He only to the humble
reveals the face of God.

6 All power is his, all glory!
All things are in his hand,
all ages and all peoples,
till time itself shall end!

7 Blest be the King whose coming
is in the name of God!
He offers to the burdened
the rest and grace they need.

8 Gentle is he and humble!
And light his yoke shall be,
for he would have us bear it
so he can make us free!

Text Information
First Line: Blest be the King whose coming
Spanish Title: Bendito el rey que viene en el nombre del Señor
Author: Frederico J. Pagura, 1923-
Translator: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Advent
Copyright: Translation © 1974 Stainer & Bell Ltd.
Notes: A lower setting of ST CLEMENT is found at 26
Tune Information
Composer: Clement Cotterill Scholefield, 1839-1904
Key: A♭ Major

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