Author: Robert Grant (1779-1838) Hymnal: Ancient and Modern #754 (2013) Meter: 10.10.11.11 Hymnal Title: Ancient and Modern Lyrics: 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 thunder clouds 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;
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;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distils 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,
thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall sing to thy praise. Topics: Creation and the Environment; Adoration; Angels; Creation; God in grace and mercy; God names and images of; God Protection of; Praise; Proper 24 Year B; Providence; The Second Sunday before Lent Year C Scripture: Psalm 104 Languages: English Tune Title: HANNOVER
O worship the King, all glorious above