With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: How Should A King Come? Even a child knows the answer of course.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

How Should A King Come? Even a child knows the answer of course.

Listen here to this BEAUTIFUL song.

"How should a King come.
Even a child knows the answer of course,
In a coach of gold with a pure white horse.
In the beautiful city in the prime of the day,
And the trumpets should cry and the crowds make way.
And the flags fly high in the morning sun,
And the people all cheer for the sovereign one.
And everyone knows that's the way that it's done.
That's the way that a King should come.

How should a King come.
Even a commoner understands,
He should come for His treasures,
And His houses and lands.
He should dine upon summer strawberries and milk,
And sleep upon bedclothes of satin and silk.
And high on a hill His castle should glow,
With the lights of the city like jewels below.
And everyone knows that's the way that it's done,
That's the way that a King should come.

How should a King come.
On a star filled night into Bethlehem,
Rode a weary woman and a worried man.
And the only sound in the cobblestone street,
Was the shuffle and the ring of their donkey's feet.
And a King lay hid in a virgin's womb,
And there were no crowds to see Him come.
At last in a barn in a manger of hay,
He came and God incarnate lay.

And the angels cried "glory glory to God".
Earth was silent so heaven rang!
"Glory glory to God."
Men were dumb so the angels sang,
"Glory glory to God,
Peace on earth good will to men,
Glory glory to God".
(Carol and Jimmy Owens)

Words by Carol Owens, music by Jimmy Owens / arr. Tom Fettke, orch. Michael Lawrence. Choral Octavo. SAB. A majestic Christmas march! Tom Fettke has arranged Jimmy and Carol Owens’ powerful chorus with solid choral writing and colorful sequencing keys that respond to the magical poetry of the text: King Jesus will come, not in splendor, but in a humble manger in Bethlehem. A timeless masterpiece, certain to become a seasonal favorite!

4 comments:

june at noon said...

Love this song. It reminds me of my Grammy. One of her favorites, I think. And I used the same image for my Christmas post last year! :)

Mildred said...

I had not heard this before. I enjoyed hearing it and reading the words so much. Have a blessed Sunday.

Nonnie said...

This is one of my all-time favorite songs!! Thanks for sharing the music to it.

blessedhope said...

I love this song!!! I heard it years ago on a Christian radio station and have been trying to find it ever since. How can I get a copy of the recording?

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