‘My King’ or ‘The Seven Way King’ is a famous ‘psalm’ (that’s the best word I can find to describe it) about Jesus Christ, by Dr S.M. Lockridge. I’ve been able to find two main versions of this on the net and other places, and lots of variants in the transcripts, so I thought I’d put up the results of my own searches, and audio files I’ve encoded or collected
Clearly from a younger Dr Lockridge, slightly longer and with a few nice extra lines, but I prefer Version 1.
Below is a transcript of ‘Version 1’ that aims to be as literal as possible. The last couple of lines cannot be heard in the recording above, but are found in other transcripts.
The Bible says my King is a seven-way King:He’s the King of the Jews - that’s a racial King.He’s the King of Israel - that’s a national King.He’s the King of Righteousness.He’s the King of the Ages.He’s the King of Heaven.He’s the King of Glory.He’s the King of kings and He’s the Lord of lords.That’s my King.Well, I wonder do you know Him.David said, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmamentshoweth His handiwork.”My King is a sovereign King - no means of measure can define Hislimitless love.No farseeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline ofHis shoreless supply.No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings.He’s enduringly strong.He’s entirely sincere.He’s eternally steadfast.He’s immortally graceful.He’s imperially powerful.He’s impartially merciful.Do you know Him?He’s the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon ofthis world.He’s God’s Son.He’s the sinner’s Saviour.He’s the centrepiece of civilisation.He stands in the solitude of himself.He’s august and He’s unique.He’s unparalleled, He’s unprecedented.He is the loftiest idea in literature.He’s the highest personality in philosophy.He is the supreme problem in higher criticism.He’s the fundamental doctrine of true theology.He is the core and the necessity for spiritual religion.He’s the miracle of the age, He’s… yes He is.He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to callHim.He’s the only one qualified to be an all-sufficient Saviour.I wonder if you know him today?He supplies strength for the weak.He’s available for the tempted and the tried.He sympathises and He saves.He strengthens and sustains.He guards and He guides.He heals the sick.He cleansed the lepers.He forgives sinners.He discharges debtors.He delivers the captive.He defends the feeble.He blesses the young.He serves the unfortunate.He regards the aged.He rewards the diligent.And He beautifies the meek.I wonder if you know Him? Well, my King—-He is the key, He’s the key to knowledge.He’s the wellspring of wisdom.He’s the doorway of deliverance.He’s the pathway of peace.He’s the roadway of righteousness.He’s the highway of holiness.He’s the gateway of glory.Do you know Him?Well, His office is manifold.His promise is sure.His life is matchless.His goodness is limitless.His mercy is everlasting.His love never changes.His Word is enough.His grace is sufficient.His reign is righteous andHis yoke is easy andHis burden is light.I wish I could describe Him to you.But He’s indes… Wooah, yeaaah! yeaahh,He’s indescribable - yes He is ! He’s God.He’s, He’s indescribable, yes, He’s indescribable.He’s incomprehensible.He’s invincible.He’s irresistible.Well, you can’t get Him out of your mind,You get Him off of your hand,You can’t outlive Him, and you can’t live without Him.Well, the Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out theycouldn’t stop Him.Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him.The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree.Herod couldn’t kill Him.Death couldn’t handle Him andthe grave couldn’t hold Him. Yeah !THAT’S MY KING !THAT’S MY KING ! YEAH !And Thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory forever and everand ever and ever.How long is that ?And ever and ever.And when you get through all the forevers, thenAmen !GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY ! AMEN ! AMEN !
Dr. S. M.. Lockridge, from Southern California