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Make Christ King

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White text over an illustration of a crown with rays coming out of the top on a blue background

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The crown has long been used in Christian symbolism to show the reward of Heaven. The phrase, “Make Christ King,” was used for a Gospel hymn book in 1912, published by Glad Tidings Publishing of Chicago. One its editors was Dr. H. W. Stough, minister to Ernest Hemingway’s parents. Make Christ King seems to have been very popular around 1915 for Protestent revival services. The prolific use of it led to the “New Make Christ King” and “Make Christ King Combined” hymnals, or songbooks. The phrase is still used in religious services and marketing today.


Cross and Crown. (2020). Retrieved from

Fillmore Music House (1916, March). Make Christ King Combined [Advertisement]. The Choir, 17(3), 73. Retrieved from Google Books.

Nagel, J. (Ed.). (1996). Ernest Hemingway: The Oak Park legacy. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press

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