With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: How Should A King Come?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How Should A King Come?

How Should A King Come? Even a child knows the answer of course.
Adoration of the Shepherds
Gerard van Honthorst

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

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"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!


NanaDiana said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lorraine. Christmas blessings to you- xo Diana

Melissa Bo said...

Such a lovely song, thanks for sharing!
Your post is lovely.

Merry Christmas!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sooo beautiful! I'd not heard it, now it's a favorite. Thanks for sharing it.

lindsey said...

Beautiful! Im not sure I have heard it before but am always ready for something new :) Thanks for sharing

Just a little something from Judy said...

The perfect way to start out my day, a hot cup of coffee, the words to this powerful song, and then the privilege of listening to it. Thank you! God's ways are so much higher than our ways. Beautifully shared!


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