O Jesus, we have tried to make you King (Thurlow Weed)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-11)  CPDL #33657:       
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 21 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Hymn version for Organ accompaniment. Meter is 10 10. 10 10.
  • (Posted 2014-12-10)  CPDL #33646:       
Editor: Thurlow Weed (submitted 2014-12-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This setting for A cappella is intended as a choral anthem, preferably a cappella, although a soft organ flute registration may be used. For a congregational setting, please see the hymn version above, which is an adaptation of the same hymn tune, but uses the original versification. Meter is 10 10. 10 10. 10 10.

General Information

Title: O Jesus, we have tried to make you King
Composer: Thurlow Weed
Lyricist: Michael Hudson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale for Christ the King  

Language: English
First published: 2014
Description: Proper 29, Year A

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  O Jesus, we have tried to make you King
and hoped for crowns on earth and thrones above,
but you resist triumphalistic dreams
and bring instead a majesty of love.
2a  We wait the day when Christ the King descends
and all saints rise to greet you with a bow.
2b  You wait the day saints rise to comprehend
that we may greet and serve you here and now.
3  Attend neglected ones, the lost, the least;
and poor, you say, approach on bending knee.
In these you find the majesty you seek,
and all you do for them you do for me.

From Songs for the Cycle ©2004 by Michael Hudson.
Church Publishing Incorporated. All rights reserved. Used by permission.