47. God the Lord Is King

1 God the Lord is King: before him
earth with all your nations, wait!
Where the cherubim adore him
sits our God in royal state.
He is holy; he is holy;
blessed, only Potentate!

2 God the Lord is King of glory;
Zion, tell the world his fame;
ancient Israel, the story
of his faithfulness proclaim:
He is holy; he is holy;
holy is his awesome name.

3 Laws divine to them were spoken
from the pillar of the cloud;
sacred precepts quickly broken;
fiercely then his vengeance flowed.
He is holy; he is holy;
to the dust their hearts were bowed.

4 But their Father, God, forgave them
when they sought his face once more:
ever ready was to save them,
tenderly did he restore.
He is holy; he is holy;
we too will his grace implore.

Text Information
First Line: God the Lord is King
Title: God the Lord Is King
Author: George Rawson, 1807-1889 (alt. 1990, mod.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Law of God; God: His Holiness; Forgiveness of Sins (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Dale Wood (b. 1934)
Key: c minor
Copyright: Tune © 1959, 1964, Schmitt, Hall & McCreary, c/o CPP/Telwin, Inc. International copyright secured. Made in USA. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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