King of glory

I felt there was a need for more songs celebrating the resurrection, and this song began life as an attempt to write a new melody for the traditional “Easter Hymn”. However, my RESOUND friends encouraged me to write some new lyrics too, and this was the result.

King of glory, Lord of life, Jesus risen from the grave!
See the tomb is open wide and the stone is rolled away.
Sorrow dies and death must end, swept away in mercy's tide,
now this wondrous sinner's friend is so gloriously alive!

Alleluia! Jesus is risen now,
alleluia, his triumph we sing.
Crowned with honour, power and wisdom,
our glorious Saviour and resurrection king.

Stooping low upon the earth, love was lifted on a cross;
sinless beauty now a curse, Jesus crucified for us.
But his blood has made us free from the taint of every sin,
that for all eternity we may rise to life in him!

So let all God's people sing, lifting high the risen Son
while the angel voices ring with the sound of victory won.
Christ our radiant king of life reigns in full supremacy
and his praise shall never die throughout all eternity!

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Great song! Thank you so much for this beautiful resource. Had this sang during our Good Friday "Redeeming Love" Musical.by our very own KIDS FOR JESUS. Your resources are very helpful. God bless
ESTHER Clavecilla at 17:45 on 11th April 2013
I know this will make me a "throw back" but would it be possible to have choral arrangements of these new songs? I have a small choir of retirees and would love to have them sing many of these songs but we have an organ for our accompaniment, not a band. Please think of us.
Janice Mills at 06:13 on 26th January 2013
"Stooping low upon the earth, love was lifted on a cross;
sinless beauty now a curse, Jesus crucified for us".

very nice!
Gavin Ball at 14:56 on 30th March 2012
Fom the first time I heard this song, I fell in love with the tune and the words are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for such wonderful music.
Elaine Rolleston at 09:40 on 23rd March 2012
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