1. 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 hymn Thee above,
The humbler creation,
Though feeble their lays,
With true adoration
Shall all sing Thy praise!

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King
Title: O Worship the King!
Author: Sir Robert Grant, 1779-1838
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: A Psalm; The Worship of God
Notes: St. 1 = Ps 104:1, Ps 89:18, Da 7:9 St. 2 = Ps 104:2, Ps 104:3 St. 3 = Ps 104:5, Ps 104:6 St. 4 = Jb 37:9-13, Ps 104:15, Ps 104:13 St. 5 = Ps 104:29, Ps 104:31, Is 54:5 St. 6 = Ps 104:1, Ps 104:31, Ps 104:33 Sir Robert Grant stood as a man among men, serving both as a member of British Parliament and the governor of Bombay. Though himself of royal station, Grant's pen attested to the highest adoration-- his Maker. The regal prose of his pen ran rich in the lofty expressions and majestic declarations which attested to a humble concession to a being so much higher than himself.
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph M. Kraus, 1756-1792
Adapter: William Gardiner, 1770-1853
Arranger: Anonymous
Key: G Major or modal

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