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22. King of the universe, Lord of the ages

1 King of the universe, Lord of the ages,
maker of all things, sustainer of life;
source of authority, wise and just creator,
hope of the nations: we praise and adore.

2 Powerful in majesty, throned in the heavens —
sun, moon and stars by your word are upheld;
time and eternity bow within your presence,
Lord of the nations: we praise and adore.

3 Wisdom unsearchable, fathomless knowledge
past understanding by our clever brain;
ground of reality, basis of all order,
guide to the nations: we praise and adore.

4 Justice and righteousness, holy, unswerving —
all that is tainted shall burn in your flame;
sword-bearing deity, punisher of evil,
judge of the nations: we praise and adore.

5 Ruler and potentate, sage and lawgiver,
humbled before you, unworthy we bow;
in our extremity, show us your forgiveness,
merciful Father: we praise and adore.

Text Information
First Line: King of the universe, Lord of the ages
Author: Michael Saward (born 1932)
Meter: 11 10 12 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Father: Creating and Sustaining; The Creation; Epiphany 5, Revelation: The Wisdom of God
Tune Information
Name: RUSSIAN ANTHEM
Composer: A. F. Lvov (1799-1870)
Meter: 11 10 12 10
Key: D Major



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