“The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King”

Henry G. Ley


The eternal gifts of Christ the King,

  the Apostles’ glorious deeds we sing:

And while due hymns of praise we pay,

  Our thankful hearts cast grief away.

‘Twas thus the yearning faith of saints,

  the unconquered hope that never faints,

The love of Christ that knows not shame,

  the prince of this world overcame.


In (these) the saints the Father’s glory shone;

  in these the will of God the Son;

In these exults the Holy Ghost;

  through these rejoice the heavenly host.


Redeemer, hear us of Thy love,

  that with this glorious band above,

Hereafter, of thine endless grace,

  thy servants also may have place.