God the Lord Is King

God the Lord is King, before him

Author: George Rawson (alt. 1990, mod.)
Published in 13 hymnals

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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.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #47

Author: George Rawson

Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England. Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England. Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England. Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman. Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >

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First Line: God the Lord is King, before him
Title: God the Lord Is King
Author: George Rawson (alt. 1990, mod.)
Language: English




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