The King shall come when morning dawns

The King shall come when morning dawns. Greek, translated by John Brownlie* (1857-1925).  The author of the Greek text of this hymn is unknown (Stulken 1981, p. 133). The English text was from Brownlie’s Hymns from the East, Being Centos and Suggestions from the Service Books of the Holy Eastern Church (Paisley, 1907). It is possible that it was by Brownlie himself, using a ‘suggestion’: The Companion to LSB (2019) describes it as ‘an original text by Brownlie’ (Volume 1, p. 46,  note to Hymn 348). It had seven stanzas:  The King shall come when morning dawns,  And light triumphant breaks; When beauty gilds the eastern hills,  And life to joy awakes.  Not as of old, a little child  To...

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