Hail! King of the Jews
DESCRIPTION: "Hail! King of the Jews, Hail! Star of the East, I'm coming to worship thee." "Jesus my Lord, He's has been down here, He went up again, Jesus my Lord, He went up again and He comes no more, Jesus my Lord"
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 3, "Hail! King of the Jews" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [98 words]: The description is based on the Edwards text. - BS
The mention of Jesus as King of the Jews is fairly common in Christianity -- among others, the Wise Men came to seek "the child who has been born king of the Jews?" (Matt. 2:2); Pilate asked if Jesus was the King of the Jews (Matt. 27:11 and parallels; John 18:33); the soldiers mockingly hail him as King of the Jews (Matt. 27:29 and parallels), and the notice on the cross reads "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews" or similar (Matt. 27:37 and parallels; John 19:19); in John, Pilate even declares Jesus to be the King (John 19:15). - RBW
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