The King in His Beauty


The King in His beauty is walking with man
They meet in the cool of the day
He knows that tomorrow holds thistles and thorns
A curse that will drive them away

The King in His beauty is leaving His throne
Though thorns and a cross lie ahead
To take all the ugliness of His beloved
And give her His beauty instead

Oh, come, behold
The wonder Isaiah foretold
The King hides His beauty from scoffing humanity
But eyes of faith can see

The King in His beauty is calling today
Arise, my beloved, arise
The winter is past and the harvest has come
And you are My treasure, My prize


The King in His beauty is coming again
The banquet is spread – come and dine
The universe echoes His jubilant cry
At last My beloved is Mine!
At last My beloved is Mine!
The King in His beauty is coming again

Authors & Composers

Words by Daniel J. Mount | Music by Daniel J. Mount and Taylor Garms

Publishing Information

© 2015 Tomorrow’s Hymns/BMI | The Song Spot/BMI


Isaiah 33:17 says: “Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will see the land that is very far off.”

This idea of seeing the King in His Beauty had really captured my imagination for a year or two before the song finally came together.

It’s such a narrative arc! In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve saw the King in His beauty. But then sin broke that communion (Gen. 3:8), and what they saw instead were thorns and thistles (Gen. 3:18).

So because of sin, when Jesus became a human like us, we didn’t get to see His beauty. In fact, quite the opposite. Isaiah 53:2: “He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.” Jesus took our curse, our thorns, as His crown—that He might take our ugliness from us to give us His beauty.

Today, He sees our beauty—the beauty He gave us. And He calls to us as His beloved. In the words of Song of Solomon 2:10-11: “My beloved spoke, and said to me: ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.'”

And we have not yet come away, but we will. For one day we will once again see Him fully in His beauty. “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’” (Matt. 25:6). And finally, in the words of Song of Solomon 6:3, He will be able to exclaim, “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.”

On this one, all I had was words. I am so grateful to Taylor Garms for bringing these words to life with this melody, and for my mother Mary and sisters Deborah and Evangeline for singing it with me!

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