Scripture Verse

The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24:10

Introduction

Words: Char­lotte B. Mer­ritt, 1889.

Music: Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mer­ritt (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Danks, would you ?

portrait
Hart P. Danks
(1834–1903)

Lyrics

Little children, come and learn,
Learn the sweet old story;
Christ was once a child like you,
Now is King of glory.

Refrain

Ring, bells ring, Christ is King,
Christ is King of glory;
Christ was born in Bethlehem,
Christ, the King of glory.

Stars and angels sang aloud,
Peace on earth, and glory
To the God who from above
Sent this wondrous story.

Refrain

Stars and angels sing again,
Tell the gladsome story!
Answer to the joyous bells,
Christ is King of glory.

Refrain