380. 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 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 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,
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,
the humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all glorious above
Title: O Worship the King
Author: Robert Grant (1779-1838)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Scripture: Psalm 24; Psalm 29; Psalm 47; Psalm 65; Psalm 89:1-18; Psalm 104; Isaiah 61:10 - 62:5; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Revelation 19:11-16
Topic: Adoration; Praise of God; Repentance
Tune Information
Name: HANOVER
Composer (descant): Alan Gray (1855-1935)
Composer (Melody and bass): William Croft (1678-1727)
Arranger (Fauxbourdon): Harvey Grace (1874-1944)
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Descant © Cambridge University Press; Fauxbourdon © Faith Press



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