1. The Lord is king! I own His pow’r,
His right to rule each day and hour;
I own His claim on heart and will,
And His demands I would fulfill.
2. He claims my heart, to keep it clean
From all defiling taint of sin;
He claims my will, that I may prove
How swift obedience answers love.
3. He claims my hands for active life
In noble deeds and worthy strife;
He claims my feet, that in His ways
I may walk boldly all my days.
4. He claims my lips, that purest word
In all my converse may be heard;
My motives, passions, thoughts, that these
My inner life, my King may please.
5. He claims the brightness of my youth,
My earnest strivings after truth,
My joys, my toil, my craftsman’s skill;
All have their place, and serve His will.
6. O Lord my king, I turn to Thee;
Thy loyal service makes me free;
My daily task Thou shalt assign;
For heart and will and life are Thine.
|First Line:||The Lord is king! I own His pow'r|
|Title:||The Lord Is King! (Terry)|
|Author:||Darley Terry (1911)|
|Source:||The Methodist School Hymnal, 1911|
|Name:||DEUS TUORUM MILITUM|
|Incipit:||13515 43211 31671|
|Source:||Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753|
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