459. Oh, worship the King, all glorious above

1 Oh, worship the King, all glorious above!
Oh, gratefully sing His power 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 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 power 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,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall lisp to Thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, worship the King, all glorious above
Title: Oh, worship the King, all glorious above
Author: Sir R. Grant (1833)
Meter: 10.10.11.11.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Processional
Notes: Tune name in index: HANOVER
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, worship the King, all glorious above]
Composer: Handel
Meter: 10.10.11.11.
Key: A Major



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