804. O Worship the King

1 O worship the King, all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing His pow'r and His love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor 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 This earth, with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, Thy pow'r hath founded of old,
Established 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 distills 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.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all-glorious above
Title: O Worship the King
Author: Robert Grant, 1779-1838
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Scripture: Psalm 104; Psalm 103:20-22; Isaiah 66:15; Luke 1:78
Topic: Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 104
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HANOVER
Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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