Jesus, King of glory
Jesus, King of glory. W. Hope Davison* (1827-1894).
This has the same first line, and is written in the same metre as a hymn by Edward Harland*, published in his Church Psalter and Hymnal (1855). According to JJ, Davison’s hymn was first published in one of two ‘Services of Song for Passiontide’, but this has not been found: the hymn exists in papers held in Bolton Archives and Local Studies Collections, entitled ‘Sermons & Lectures. W.H. Davison Senr.’
Harland’s hymn began:
Jesus! King of Glory! Who at Thy right hand, Near Thee, in Thy kingdom, Shall be call’d to stand?
He who dares to follow Where Thy footsteps tend; Who to Thee is faithful Even to the end!
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