He Is King of Kings
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "King of kings, Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, first and last, No man works like him." Verses: "He built a platform in the air, He meets the saints from everywhere." "He pitched a tent on Canaan's ground, And broke the Roman kingdom down."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, p. 146, "He Is King of Kings" (1 text) (1 tune; p. 99 in the 1901 edition); Dett, p. 151, "Why, He's the Lord of Lords (He's the Lord of Lords)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 96 in the 1901 edition)
NOTES: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "No man works like him" or "No one can work like him. The version Dett calls "Why, He's the Lord of Lords" the verses include the floater "Paul and Silas bound in jail." - BS
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