The Lord is King, I own his power

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1 The Lord is King! I own his power,
His right to rule each day and hour;
I own his claim on heart and will,
And his demands I would fulfil.

2 He claims my heart, to keep it clean
From all defiling taint of sin;
He claims my will, that I may prove
How swift obedience answers love.

3 He claims my hands for active life
In noble deeds and worthy strife;
He claims my feet, that in his ways
I may walk boldly all my days.

4 He claims my lips, that purest word
In all my converse may be heard;
My motives, passions, thoughts, that these,
My inner life, my King may please.

5 He claims the brightness of my youth,
My earnest strivings after truth;
My joys, my toil, my craftsman’s skill,
All have their place, and serve his will.

6 O Lord, my King, I turn to thee!
Thy loyal service makes me free;
My daily task thou shalt assign,
For heart and will and life are thine.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #867

Author: Darley Terry

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First Line: The Lord is King, I own his power
Author: Darley Terry



DEUS TUORUM MILITUM (sometimes called GRENOBLE) was published in France in the 1753 Grenoble Antiphoner as a setting for the text "Deus tuorum militum" (“The God of Your Soldiers”). One of the finest French diocesan tunes from the eighteenth century, it represents a departure in Roman Catholic h…

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