243. Oh, Worship the King

1 Oh, worship the King, all-glorious above;
Oh gratefully sing his pow'r and his love,
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

2 Oh, tell of his might; oh, sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy, space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

3 This earth, with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your pow'r has founded of old,
Established it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.

4 Your 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 distills in the dew and the rain.

5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In you do we trust nor find you to fail.
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

Text Information
First Line: Oh, worship the King, all-glorious above
Title: Oh, Worship the King
Author: Robert Grant, 1779-1838 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Worship and Praise
Tune Information
Name: HANOVER
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major



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