551. O worship the King

1 O worship the Kin, all glorious above;
O gratefully sing his pow'r and his love;
our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour, and girded with praise.

2 O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
his chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

3 The earth, with its store of wonders untold,
almighty, thy pow'r hath founded of old:
hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

4 Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end!
Our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.

6 O measureless might, ineffable love,
while angels delight to hymn thee above,
thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King all glorious above
Title: O worship the King
Author: Robert Grant, 1779-1838
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ;
Topic: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Opening Hymn; Year B: Christ the King (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major
Source: "A Supplement to the New Version" (1708)

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