|The King In His Beauty
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
|Thrice-holy God we humbly dare
To enter through the veil
For He has gone to glory where
A welcome never fails.
Our spirits rise in raptured flight
To tread eternal courts of light.
How bright that radiant One and fair
Enwreathed with anadems,
How nobly does that crowned Head wear
The many diadems,
As angels cast their crowns before
The dazzling feet of Christ the Lord!
But who can nobler paeans raise
Than those He came to save,
Or who know more ecstatic praise
Than those whom He forgave?
Who loves the Bridegroom like the Bride
For whom the Lord was crucified?
What clouds of glory bright adorn
His manly loveliness!
More beautiful than rosy dawn
The Sun of Righteousness
Outshines the massed, cherubic bands
With flaming swords in weaponed hands.
Clear as the noonday firmament
His crystal aspect shines,
His face of light magnificent
Is kindly and benign.
He waits His healing wings to spread
Around the saints for whom He bled.
He sits enthroned in steadfast power
In majesty serene,
While peace as in the sunset hour
Pervades the saintly scene.
His scepter raised in loving grace
He welcomes those who seek His face.
Then let us haste to keep the feast
In grateful memory,
Of Him whose ardor never ceased
Though proved at Calvary.
Rise then and bless the One who died
Until He comes to claim His bride!
By Tom Summerhill
Who is this King of glory?
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org