Inspiring Lyrics: "Come, Thou Almighty King"
Puppyfoot on 08/02/2009
|Although the writer of the lyrics of the Christian hymn "Come, Thou Almighty King" is sometimes listed as "Anonymous," others attribute the words to Charles Wesley. The words appeared in a hymnal by George Whitefield in 1757. Felice de Giardini wrote the music for this hymn of supplication to the Holy Trinity. |
A story is told that, during the American Revolution, Hessian troops interrupted a Long Island church service attended by a congregation of American patriots. The Hessian captain ordered the people to sing "God Save the King." The organist began playing the tune for that song (which is the one Americans know as "America"), but the loyal congregation expressed their own sentiments by singing the words to "Come, Thou Almighty King," instead.
As always, your task is to fill in the blanks to complete the excerpted lyrics for this song.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: I realize that many hymns have different versions of lyrics because they have been revised over the years. If you feel that any of the "wrong" answers on this quiz are actually correct and can send me information verifying this, I will gladly consider changing the answers. Thanks for your help.
The Broadman Hymnal, B.B. McKinney, Music Editor. Broadman Press: Nashville, TN, Copyright 1940.
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