Scripture Verse

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king cometh unto thee. Zechariah 9:9


Words: Ell­in J. Knowles, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Cran­ston & Stowe and John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 112.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Knowles (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


He has come! He has come!
My Re­deem­er has come!
He has tak­en my heart
As His own chos­en home.
At last I have giv­en
The wel­come He sought;
He has come, and His com­ing
All glad­ness has brought.


He has come! He has come!
My Re­deem­er, my Re­deem­er has come!
His pre­sence is Heav’n,
My heart is His home!
My Re­deem­er has come!

He has come! He has come!
My love and my Lord!
Every thought of my be­ing
Is swayed by His Word.
He has come, and He reigns
In the realm of my soul,
And His scep­ter is love!
Oh, bless­èd con­trol!


He has come! He has come!
O hap­pi­est heart!
He has giv­en His word
That He will not de­part.
What trou­ble can en­ter,
What ev­il can come
To the heart where the God
Of all peace has His home?


He has come to abide:
And ho­ly must be
The place where my Lord
Deigns to ban­quet with me.
And this is my pray­er:
Lord, since Thou art come,
Make meet for Thy pre­sence
My heart as Thy home!