The Servant King (From heaven you came)

This contemporary worship song was written by Graham Kendrick (b 1950) and first published in 1983.

Since then it has crossed denominational and stylistic boundaries, and been performed by many different artists, and is now used in some places as a congregational hymn.


Image from Flickr.   License:   https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


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Examples

Professional video - solo singer with piano accompaniment:



Graham Kendrick with band at a live, open-air performance:



Choir with piano:



Instrumental version - organ:



Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here.   But they are currently available on the composer's own website.

The song has four verses (and a 5th, added by Rend collective in 2013), and a four-line chorus which is repeated after each of the four verses. A rough outline is:
1 From heaven you came helpless babe ...

Chorus:
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King

2 There in the garden of tears ...

3 Come see His hands and His feet

4 So let us learn how to serve

5 We bring our lives to you ...

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