One aspect of growing up Catholic in the 70’s…
Who is the King of Glory
How shall we call Him?
He is Emmanuel
the promised of ages.
When I hear the word, “Glory” this old song is what comes to mind first and it’s appropriate, this being the Nativity Fast and all. When I was a kid, we sang “The King of Glory Comes” during Advent for the most part. It felt ancient, almost tribal and it stuck to me somehow.
Because the Internet is magic I now know where this song originated. I had suspected that it came into popularity when I was growing up in the Catholic church of the 70’s. The song was written by a Catholic priest, Willard Francis Jabusch, in the late 60’s and found it’s way into the hymnals quickly during the 70’s and early 80’s.
The words were taken from a number of scriptural references but it turns out the tune was based…
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