Thou Art Coming to a King


Here’s a hymn from John Newton that is worth reading and praying aloud several times (and returning to often):

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare:
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay;
Therefore will not say thee nay.

Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,
None can ever ask too much;
None can ever ask too much.

With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin;
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,
Set my conscience free from guilt;
Set my conscience free from guilt.

Lord, I come to Thee for rest,
Take possession of my breast;
There Thy blood bought right maintain,
And without a rival reign;
And without a rival reign.

As the image in the glass
Answers the beholder’s face;
Thus unto my heart appear,
Print Thine own resemblance there;
Print Thine own resemblance there.

While I am a pilgrim here,
Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
Lead me to my journey’s end;
Lead me to my journey’s end.

Show me what I have to do,
Every hour my strength renew:
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me die Thy people’s death;
Let me die Thy people’s death.


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6 thoughts on “Thou Art Coming to a King”

  1. I love the art work from “Thou Art Coming to a King. Is it still available for purchase somewhere? I didn’t see it at the link posted on a comment above.

  2. Pingback: Sermon 03-28-2021: “If Jesus is Our King” | Rev. Brent L. White

  3. Thank you so much for posting this! The line “none can ever ask too much” was running through my head and heart last week, but I couldn’t remember the rest of it. Also, I had never heard the 5th verse.

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