My King will soon come back again

My King will soon come back again,
  The sky be filled with Him;
The universe to be redeemed
  Will see His light therein.
The Lord will soon fulfill His plan,
  His footsteps now I hear;
His glorious frame I faintly see
  Beginning to appear.
I'm longing for His presence blest
  And dare not slothful be
While waiting for my Lord's return,
  His own dear self to see.
My only hope—that He may come
  And change my faith to sight;
There is no other joy on earth
  Which gives my heart delight.
My heart is always with Himself,
  My eyes are heavenward,
My lips would utter nothing else
  Than meeting with my Lord.
The coming of the Lord draws nigh,
  His coming is for me;
His promise ever standeth firm
  And soon fulfilled I'll see.
My Savior, all Thy holy words
  Can never doubted be;
With them encouraged day by day,
  I'm faithful unto Thee.
Oh, may Thy glory soon appear,
  The foe be overthrown;
Thy promises be realized,
  And we brought to Thy throne.
Thy saving arm a refuge is,
  My Savior God, to me;
Thou as the Father keepeth them
  Who put their trust in Thee.
The sheep and shepherd are of one,
  The head and body same;
None e'er can pluck from out Thy hand
  The child who trusts Thy Name.
A thousand hands won't hinder me,
  Nor will ten thousand eyes;
The thorns upon the road but help
  Me onward to the prize.
Arise, my spirit and my heart,
  And let the world go by;
The Lord of life will take me soon
  To be with Him on high.
Thou healing sun! Thou hope of man!
  I really love Thy ray.
Oh, righteous Lord! oh, glorious King!
  I bow to Thee and pray:
Oh, may Thou soon ascend Thy throne
  And quickly show Thy face;
Thy heav'nly kingdom may Thou found
  And grant all men Thy grace.
The truth should triumph and be king,
  And freedom should be queen;
But falsehood, which has rampant run,
  Head of the world be seen.
We ask Thee, Truth, to quickly come
  And bring Thy light from heav'n;
The foe be crushed and all Thy sons
  Into Thy bosom giv'n.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.


Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This song is very beautiful and it really touch me to stay in touch with the Lord. 😀👍❤️

John T. C. Kan

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Lord’s second coming will resolve all the problems of the world, such as injustice (Isa. 11:4), war (2:4), sickness (Rev. 22:2; Ezek. 47:12), famine (Isa. 35:1, 6), education (2:2-5; 4:2-6; 11:9; Hab. 2:14; Heb. 8:11; Psa. 2:6, 12), sinful establishments (Matt. 13:41-43), the suffering of all creation (Rom. 8:21-22; Isa. 11:6, 9), and earthly governments (Rev. 11:15; Dan. 2:34-35, 44-45). HWMR 1, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther I. C.

Sam Liu

New York City, NY, United States

Lord, we love Your appearing. We need to make ourselves ready for Your coming!

Nimisha Shree

Trivandrum, Kerala, India

My heart is always with Himself,

My eyes are heavenward,

My lips would utter nothing else

Than meeting with my Lord.

Kishore Margarete

Visakhapatnam, Andhrapradesh, India

During Semi annual training on Minor Prophets, in our group meeting we enjoyed this Hymn so much and also out of this enjoyment we translated this Hymn in to our local language(Telugu). Whenever I sang this Hymn, my eyes filled with tears. We all can touch the spirit of Br. Watchman Nee(Author of this Hymn) about his desire of Lords return in this Hymn.

Maria Levi

Los Angeles, California, United States

The truth should triumph and be king, And freedom should be queen;

But falsehood, which has rampant run, Head of the world be seen!

We ask Thee, Truth, to quickly come, And bring Thy light from heaven;

The foe be crushed and all Thy sons, Into Thy bosom given!

Yes, come again quickly Lord Jesus--our glorious and victorious King!

Arlene Souther

Upland, CA, United States

Marantha! Come, Lord Jesus! What a beautiful hymn.

Stella Rumuna

Lagos, Nigeria

This was a life saver. Loved it. Thanks a million and God bless you.

William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

And let the world go by. Wow, this line is just what I needed right now. Keep me in the flow Lord don’t let me go.

Spencer Schwarz

Escondido, California, United States

We do like to have a king! We all like to have a king!

Let me ask you, do you want a king? A fair righteous upright king of course.

We have and we own the best king, His name, Jesus Christ our Lord, whose kingly presence is everything!

Today while we were singing this hymn, we touched the spirit of the author. It is a spirit unmatched in power in all the ages. The word presence is parousia in Greek. It refers to the Lord's descending, His manifestation. Although the Lord has not physically come again, we can bring His presence to our midst. This presence will bind us and restrict us; we will not dare be slothful. May all our walk and work be constrained and bound by His presence, and may we not deviate from this pathway in any way.

Before we begin to consider Psalms 140 through 145, I would like to say a word about hymn #960 in our hymnal. As we sing this hymn, our heart is touched and we feel that the Lord is close to us and that we are close to Him. We have the sense not mainly of the Lord's coming or of His being the King but of His nearness and dearness. We also have the feeling that the writer of this hymn was very intimate with the Lord. For instance, the third stanza says, "My heart is always with Himself,/My eyes are heavenward,/My lips would utter nothing else/Than meeting with my Lord./The coming of the Lord draws nigh,/His coming is for me;/His promise ever standeth firm/And soon fulfilled I'll see." The writer addresses the Lord as "my King," an expression that indicates dearness and nearness. The more we sing or read this hymn, the greater is our sense of how dear and near the Lord is to us and we to Him.

This word about Hymns, #960 may help us to appreciate Psalms 140 through 145. These six psalms are not great or important, and they do not have any particular taste. Although these psalms are common, they nevertheless show us one striking thing—that David, the writer, was very close to God. Thus, the sense of nearness to the Lord in these psalms is very similar to the sense in Hymns, #960.

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