All Hail [Song]

The song from the Tenth Station of the cross in our Born for This presentation. This song is sung by the soldiers as they strip Jesus of his garments.


LYRICS

Oh great king, Oh royal one
Your cross awaits
Is there anything your majesty desires?
“Is your cross to heavy sire?”
“May I shine your crown”
Let us relieve you of your splendid
royal attire.

All hail! King of the Jews!
All hail! King of the Jews!

Come my king now rest a while
you’ve walked so far!”
We bet you’re very glad
the journey’s almost done.
“We like your regal garments
So we’re sharing them around!”
Casting lots to see what can be won.

All hail! King of the Jews!
All hail! King of the Jews!

Murderers and brigands,
we thought we’d seen it all,
Every kind of criminal there can be.
But this one they call Jesus
is the strangest of the lot.
A self proclaimed Messiah is he.

All hail! King of the Jews!
All hail! King of the Jews!
All hail! King of the Jews!
All hail! King of the Jews!

Words and Music by Jo Boyce
Copyright © 1997 CJM Music
CCLI & OneLicense No. 7081211
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Liturgical Use(s): Lent, Born For This Presentation

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