He is the King

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3. He Is the King
Many will recognize this piano and vocal classic from the 70’s. The title was derived from a talk given by Darwin Shaw who referred to Meher Baba as “the King” during a gathering at the Meher Spiritual Center.


Circa 1978 He Is the King

Words and music by Darryl Smith
He is the king – and I belong to Him.

This world is His – His love is in everything.

What more can I do – but try to serve Him?

What more can I give – but all that I have?

What more can I learn – but He’s All in All, for one and all - Meher Baba.

He cares for me – that I may care for Him.

He gives me love – that I may love Him.

If I am hungry – I am fed.

If I am weary – He gives me rest.

If I am lonely – He’s my friend, the only one – Meher Baba.

What more need I – and yet, these tears I weep?

Each passing joy – alas, is bitter sweet.

Each day I pray to love Him more.

Each night, more earnest than before.

And though He waits so patiently, I’m never really free – for Meher Baba.

This song is His – Its notes belong to Him.

He gives the tune – and I must sing along.

And if I’m haunted by the sound

Of empty words spinning around

I know that this will go someday – when His love is really found –

Meher Baba.
(repeat last three lines)


from Lord of Love, released December 3, 2015
3. He Is the King
Darryl Smith: vocal, piano
Alan Toda-Ambaras: cello
Darwin Smith: harmony vocals, organ, percussion
Mark Saunders: acoustic and bass guitars, mandolin
Additional recording in Chapel Hill, NC; engineer: Darwin Smith



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