The Coming of the King
A Sonnet by George K. Johnson, (1920-2007)

Expectancy is Advent's joyous theme
Four weeks that culminate in Christmas Day
As we anticipate the gift supreme
Of God's own Son to lead us in His way.
At start of each Church year Advent brings hopes
Of God's redemption from our mortal sin
To each of us who for salvation gropes
And would our way to heaven's rapture win.
But infant Christ's first coming is not all
We celebrate at Advent time each year.
His second coming and His Judgment Call
To all the world we pray with love and fear,
For right and truth and justice will He bring
When He returns to us as Christ our King.