5540. O Worship the King

1. O worship the King, all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor, 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 thunderclouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

3. The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, Thy power hath founded of old;
Established 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 distills 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 worship Thee above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall all sing Thy praise.

Some of Kethe's original wording:

1. My foule praise the Lord, speake good of his Name,
O Lord our great God how doeft thou appeare,
So passing in glorie, that great is thy fame,
Honour and maieftie, in thee fhine moft cleare.

2. His chamber beames lie, in the clouds full fure,
Which as his chariot, are made him to beare.
And there with much fwitneff his courfe doth endure:
Vpon the wings riding, of winds in the aire.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all glorious above
Title: O Worship the King
Author: Robert Grant (1833)
Language: English
Source: Christian Psalmody, by Edward H. Bickersteth, 1833, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: This version is a reworking of lyrics by William Kethe in the Genevan Psalter of 1561. Alternate tunes: HANOVER, attributed to William Croft, 1708; OLD 104TH, in Whole Book of Psalmes, by Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621
Tune Information
Name: LYONS
Composer (attributed to): Johann Michael Haydn, 1737-1806
Arranger: Will­iam Gar­din­er
Incipit: 51123 14432 54112
Key: G Major
Source: Ar­ranged in Sac­red Mel­o­dies (Lon­don: 1815)
Copyright: Public Domain



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