Text:O King Most High of Earth and Sky
Translator (from Latin):William J. Blew
Adapter & Harmonizer:Jo­hann S. Bach
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5045. O King Most High of Earth and Sky

1. O King most high of earth and sky
On prostrate death Thou treadest,
And with Thy blood dost mark the road
Whereby to Heaven Thou leadest.

2. O Christ, behold Thine orphaned fold,
Which Thou hast borne with anguish,
Steeped in the tide from Thy rent side:
O leave us not to languish!

3. The glorious gain of all Thy pain
Henceforth dost Thou inherit;
Now comes the hour—then greatly shower
On us Thy promised Spirit!

Text Information
First Line: O King most high of earth and sky
Title: O King Most High of Earth and Sky
Latin Title: Supreme Rector coelitum
Author: Anonymous (17th Century)
Translator (from Latin): William J. Blew (1852-5)
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Cluniac Breviary, 1686, page 506
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Adapter & Harmonizer: Jo­hann S. Bach
Meter: 87.87
Incipit: 17655 67121 76716
Key: A Major
Source: As Hymn­o­dus Sa­cer, ed­it­ed by Christ­i­an­us Gall­er (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1625)
Copyright: Public Domain

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