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King of the City Splendid Eternal in the




King of the City Splendid,
Eternal in the height,
May all our country’s cities
Be holy in Thy sight:
Cleansed from the deeds of darkness—
Cities of light.


Teach love to gladden children
That know not childhood’s mirth,
Wronged of their rights—no beauty
In their scant reach of earth;
To hope’s large sunshine give them
A second birth.


Lord, end the spell of passion,
Break Thou the drunkard’s lure:
Thou art the one Physician
The human heart to cure;
The wavering will to strengthen,
Foul life make pure.


Give joy to all the joyless,
Song’s voice to sorrows dumb,
May light invade with blessing
Each dark and deathly slum;
Into earth’s realms of horror
Thy kingdom come!


Soon may our country’s cities,
Thy robe of glory wear;
Each place of toil a Temple,
Each house a home of prayer;
Each city’s name of beauty—
The Lord is there!

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 4
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1897-08-18,1898-01-27
      Bible Refs: Rev 3:12;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1954# 891
      MUSIC
      Name: URBIS REX
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 4
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 891Bb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 7 6 7 4

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