Thursday, December 20, 2012

My King by S.M. Lockridge 1976, Detroit, MI (Rev. Dr. Shadrach Meshach Lockridge)

That's My King
By Reverend Doctor Shadrach Meshach "S.M." Lockridge
of Calvary Baptist Church (San Diego, California)
in Detroit, Michigan, 1976


My King was born King.

The Bible says he’s a seven-way king.
He's the King of the Jews.
He's the King of Israel.
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 is the Lord of lords.
Now that's my King.

Well....I wonder, do you know him?

Do you know him?

Don’t try to mislead me.

Do you know my King?

David said, "The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork."

My King is the only one of whom no means of measure can define his limitless love.

No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of his shoreless supply.

No barrier can hinder him from pouring out His blessings.

Well, well,

He's enduringly strong.
He's entirely sincere.
He's eternally steadfast.
He's immortally graceful.
He's imperially powerful.
He's impartially merciful.

That’s my King.

He's the greatest phenomenon that ever crossed the horizon of this world.

He's God's Son.
He's the sinner's Saviour.
He's the centerpiece of civilization.
He stands in the solitude of himself.
He's august.
He's unique.
He's unparalleled.
He's unprecedented.
He’s the loftiest idea in literature.
He's the highest personality in philosophy.
He’s the supreme problem in higher criticism.
He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology.
He’s the cardinal necessity for spiritual religion.

That’s my King.
He's the miracle of the age.
He's -- yes he is –
He is the superlative of everything good that you choose to call him.
Well, he-he-

He's the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously.

He supplies strength for the weak.
He's available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes 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 captives.
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.

Do you know him?

Well, my King....He is the King!

He's the key of 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.
He’s the master of the mighty.
He’s the captain of the conquerors.
He’s the head of the heroes.
He’s the leader of the legislators.
He’s the overseer of the overcomers.
He’s the governor of governors.
He’s the prince of princes.
He’s the King of kings
He’s the Lord of lords.

That’s my King!

Yeah! Yeah!

That’s my King!

My King, yeah!

His office is manifold.
His promise is sure.
His light 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.
His yoke is easy
And his burden is light.

I wish I could describe Him to you, but he's indescribable.

He's incomprehensible.
He's invincible.
He's irresistible.

I’m here to tell you,
The heaven of heavens cannot contain him,
Let alone a man explain him.

You can't get him out of your mind.
You can't get him off of your hands.
You can't outlive him
You can't live without him.

The Pharisees couldn't stand him.
But they found out they couldn'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
The grave couldn't hold him.
Yea!, That's my King. That's my King.

He always has been.
He always will be.

I’m talkin’ about…
He had no predecessor.
He’ll have no successor.
You can’t impeach him.
And he’s not going to resign.

That’s my King!

Yeah! Praise the Lord!

That’s my King!

Thine is the Kingdom
and the power
and the glory


All the power belongs to my King!

We talk about black power, and white power, and green power.
But it’s all God’s power.

Thine is the power
and the glory!

We try to get prestige and honour and glory for ourselves, but the glory, it’s all his.


Thine is the Kingdom
and the power
and the glory

and ever,
and ever,
and ever
-- How long is that?
and ever,
and ever,
and ever,
and ever.

And when you get through with all of the forevers,
Then amen.