The Church the Bride of Christ

O Royal Bride, give heed

Tune: GERAR
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1 O Royal Bride give heed,
And to my words attend;
For Christ the King forsake the world
And ev'ry former friend.

2 Thy beauty and thy grace
Shall then delight the King;
He only is the rightful Lord,
To Him thy worship bring.

3 To thee, since thou art His,
Great honor shall be shown;
The rich shall bring their gifts to thee
Thy glory they shall own.

4 Enthroned in royal state,
All glorious thou shalt dwell,
With garments fair, in-wrought with gold,
The Church He loveth well.

5 And they that honor thee
Shall in thy train attend;
And to the palace of the King
Shall joyfully ascend.

6 O King of royal race,
Thy sons of heavenly birth
Thou wilt endow with kingly gifts
As princes in the earth.

7 Thy name shall be proclaimed
Through all succeeding days,
And all the nations of the earth
Shall give Thee endless praise.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: O Royal Bride, give heed
Title: The Church the Bride of Christ
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

GERAR


GORTON

The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning v…

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