O Jesus, King of Glory, Both David's God and Son

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1 O Jesus, King of glory,
Both David's Lord and son!
Your rule endures forever;
In heaven is your throne.
Help that in earth's dominions,
From pole to farthest pole,
Your reign may spread salvation
To each benighted soul.

2 The eastern Magi, coming
Their gifts of love to bring,
Bear witness to your glory
And worship you, their King.
To you the star is pointing
And the prophetic Word;
So joyously we hail you:
Our Savior and our Lord.

3 You are a mighty monarch,
As by your Word is told,
And yet you care but little
For earthly goods or gold.
You do not come displaying
Your power and renown.
You dwell in no high castle;
You wear no jeweled crown.

4 Oh, look on me with pity
Though I am weak and poor;
Admit me to your kingdom
To dwell there, blest and sure.
I pray, Lord, guide and keep me
Safe from my bitter foes,
From sin and death and Satan;
Free me from all my woes.

5 Then let your Word within me
Shine as the fairest star;
Keep sin and all false doctrine
Forever from me far.
Help me confess you truly
And with all Christendom
Here hail you King and Savior
And in the world to come.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #94

Author: Martin Behm

Behm, Martin, son of Hans Behm [Bohme, Boehm, Behemb, Behem, Boheim, Bohemus or Bohemius], town-overseer of Lauban in Silesia, was born at Lauban, Sept. 16, 1557. During a protracted famine, 1574, Dr. Paul Fabricius, royal physician at Vienna, a distant kinsman, took him to Vienna, where he acted as a private tutor for two years, and then went to Strassburg, where, from Johann Sturm, Rector of the newly founded University, he received much kindness. Returning home at his mother's request after his father's death, May, 1580, he was, at Easter, 1581, appointed assistant in the Town School, and on Sept. 20, ordained diaconus of the Holy Trinity Church. After his senior had been promoted to Breslau the Town Council kept the post nominally vacan… Go to person page >

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Author: Martin Behm


ST. THEODULPH (Teschner)

Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…

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