313. Oh worship the King

1 Oh worship the King, all glorious above;
oh gratefully sing God's power and God's love,
our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.

2 Oh tell of God's might, oh sing of God's grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is God's 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;
thy mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend.

5 O measureless Might, unchangeable Love,
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
thy ransomed creation, in glory ablaze,
in true adoration shall sing to thy praise.


1 Anges du Très-Haut, louez le Seigneur,
Et du Saint des saints chantez la grandeur!
Toujours enflammés d’une pure ardeur,
Bénissez le nom du Dieu créateur!

2 Saints glorifiés, chœurs des bienheureux,
vous qui contemplez déjà dans les cieux
du jour éternel l’éclat radieux,
louez du Sauveur le nom glorieux.

3 Qu’ici-bas aussi, de nos cœurs fervents
montent chaque jour nos vœux et nos chants,
pour louer de Dieu la gloire en tous temps,
et répondre aux voix des cieux triomphants.

Text Information
First Line: Oh worship the King, all glorious above (Anges du Très-Haut, louez le Seigneur)
Title: Oh worship the King
Paraphraser: Robert Grant, 1779-1838 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Language: English; French
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Canticles and Scripture Paraphrases; Descants and Fauxbourdons; God: Providence of (7 more...)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: LYONS
Tune Information
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727
Composer (descant): Alan Gray, 1855-1935
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Descant © Cambridge University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain

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