was the silver anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth II as Queen of
that time, Dr. Jack Hayford of California was touring England with his
wife. The celebration, the countryside, and the spirit and enthusiasm of
the English people, coupled with the great historical significance of
that kingdom, made those two weeks a special time for the Hayfords.
he felt the courage and motivation of the English people, Hayford
realized that there was also a deep feeling in their hearts for the
royalty who stood with them in dark hours.
there came to his mind a feeling that Christ wants his church to have
such a sense of loyalty and fellowship, because he must be our leader in
good times and bad.
word seemed to charge to the forefront: majesty! That word seemed at the
moment to represent the glory, excellence, grace, and power of Christ.
By comparison, Queen Elizabeth’s glory seemed paltry.
Hayford said to his wife: “Take
the notebook and write down some words, will you?”
then began to dictate the key, the notes, the timing, and the lyrics to
one of the most popular new songs now being sung by Christians
worship His majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honor, and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority
flow from His throne, unto His own; His anthem raise.
So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty;
Jesus, who died, now glorified, King of all kings.