Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful,
and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
Daily Bible Reading:
Inspiring Hymns #129
Bringing Back the King
Why say ye not a word of bringing back the King? Why speak ye not of Jesus and His reign? Why tell ye of His kingdom, and of its glories sing, but nothing of His coming back again?
Dost thou not want to look upon His loving face? Dost thou not want to see Him glorified? Would’st thou not hear HIs welcome, and in that very place, where years ago we saw Him crucified?
O hark! creation’s groans, how can they be assuaged? How can our bodies know redemptive joy? How can the war be ended in which we are engaged, until He come the lawless to destroy?
Come quickly, blessed Lord, our hearts a welcome hold! We long to see creation’s second birth; The promise of Thy coming to some is growing cold, O hasten Thy returning back to earth.
Chorus: Bringing back the King, Oh, bringing back the King! The angel choirs of heav’n their hallelujahs sing, Hosanna! Bringing back the King, Oh, bringing back the King! Ye ransomed, let your joyous welcome ring!
Words: James M. Gray
Music: James McGranahan