33. O worship the King, all-glorious above

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 splendour 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 on wonders untold,
Almighty, Your power has founded of old,
established it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.

4 Your 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 You do we trust, nor find You to fail;
Your mercies how tender, how firm to the end;
our maker, defender, redeemer and friend!

6 O measureless might! O infinite love!
While angels delight to praise You above,
Your ransomed creation, with glory ablaze,
with true adoration shall sing to Your praise!

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all-glorious above
Author: Robert Grant, 1779-1838
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Topic: Creation: God's World; Creation: Harvest
Source: Adapt: Compilers of Praise!, 2000
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: A Major
Source: A Supplement to the New Version, 1708

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