Skip to main content

"Come, Thou Almighty King" Author unknown

The Story Behind Come Thou Almighty King Hymn

THE national hymn of England, "God save our gracious king," is supposed to have been published first in 1743 or 1744. Within a couple of years, sung to the melody to which we Americans sing "My country, tis of thee," it attained great popularity and gradually, by virtue of its widespread use, became known as the English national hymn. 

Whenever a song gains universal favor many parodies and imitations are based upon it; and our hymn, "Come, Thou Almighty King," was written shortly afterward in imitation of "God save the king" in both meter and style. Though it is attributed to Charles Wesley in this hymnal, the author is really unknown. 

In the days of the American Revolution a congregation of patriotic colonists were worshiping in their church on Long Island when the service was interrupted by the arrival of a company of Hessian troops. The captain stalked up the aisle and commanded the people to sing "God save the king." The organist started the tune that we call "America" ; but the people, true to the cause of the American colonies and to their God, sang this hymn : 
 Almighty King, 
Help us Thy name to sing." 

And the soldiers withdrew without enforcing their demands.

Come Thou Almighty King Hymn Lyrics

1 Come, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing,
  Help us to praise.
Father, all glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
  Ancient of Days.

2 Come, Thou incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword,
  Our prayer attend:
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success;
Spirit of holiness,
  On us descend.

3 Come, holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
  In this glad hour:
Thou who Almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne’er from us depart,
  Spirit of power.

4 To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
  Hence evermore.
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
  Love and adore.

Come Thou Almighty King youtube video



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

When We Walk With The Lord Hymn (Trust And Obey) - History of hymn

When We Walk With The Lord History This hymn came about from an incident at one of Dwight L Moody's revival meetings in 1887. A young man who had just given his life to the Lord Jesus Christ was reportedly heard saying, 'I am not quite sure - I am going to trust and obey.' 
The music director of the Moody Bible Institute, Professor Towner, was present at the meeting when these words were uttered. Based on these words, Professor Towner with the help of John Sammis, who developed the lyrics, composed the music to this hymn Trust and Obey or When we walk with the Lord.
The words seem so simple but they express the feelings of many Christians. It is not easy to trust and obey but that is what we are all called to do if we are to be happy in Jesus.
This song has remained popular with many Christian singers to this day and it is my hope that you too will be blessed by this simple but powerful Christian song.

A brief Intro of the Author: John H. Sammis Sammis was born in 1846 in B…

Will Your Anchor Hold?- Story Behind This Classic Hymn

Will Your Anchor Hold History The author of this hymn, "Will Your Anchor Hold", is Priscilla Owens. She was born in Baltimore, USA in 1829 of Scottish and Welsh blood. For over 50 years Priscilla Owens was actively involved in work for Christian youths and most of her songs were therefore composed for children. 
Besides this hymn she is also well known as the composer of another beloved Christian hymn, "We have heard a joyful sound". She also composed several other hymns during her fruitful life on earth.
"Will Your Anchor Hold" was sung outside the door of the dying hymn-writer Mary Fawler Maude (Thine For Ever! God of love). She sent her singers the message, "Tell them that it does not fail - it holds."
The hymn suggests that personal stability can only come from the right foundations. It employs a seafaring analogy in making its point. Will Your Anchor Hold Lyrics Below are the lyrics of this Christian hymn classic:-
Will your anchor hold in …

Be Still For The Presence of The Lord Lyrics and Story Author: David J Evans

Story Behind "Be Still For The Presence of the Lord" For me and many Christians I believe, Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord, ranks high among worship hymns of all time. It is a beautiful song with a clear and simple message.
It is a call for us to tune out everything and focus on the Lord. The Holy One is here and nothing else matters.
It is one of the most beloved modern hymns that are full of the teachings of the scripture. It reminds me of the tradition long gone where hymns were used as vehicles for spreading the teachings of the church.
The author of this hymn is David J Evans who wrote this song in the 1980s.
The inspiration for this hymn is the story of Jacob fleeing from his brother. While in the wilderness he had a dream where he saw angels going up and down a ladder to heaven. The old Testament says, " ‘then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.”

I have also read somewhere where it is said that this …