November 10, 2012

The King of Glory

Open the Gates Before Him, Lift Up Your Voices

The King of Glory, first published in 1966 was written by Fr. Willard Jabusch (b. 1930). Father Jabusch is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is also the composer of Whatsoever You Do, which along with King of Glory has been translated into many languages. The King of Glory Comes is set to the Israeli Folk tune, Promised One. Probably of Hasidic origin, it was brought by Zionist settlers to Israel and was later included in the Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947). In the Liturgy of the Hours, King of Glory is used during Advent and on Palm Sunday.

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