617. O Worship the King

1 O worship the King, all glorious above!
O gratefully sing God's power and love!
Our shield and defender, the ancient of days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

2 O tell of God's might and wonderful grace!
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
Whose chariots of might the deep thunderclouds form,
And straight is God's path on the wings of the storm.

3 The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your pow'r 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, ineffable love,
While angels delight to hymn you above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to your praise.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all glorious above
Title: O Worship the King
Author: Robert Grant, 1779-1838 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: God, the Creator
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major or modal

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