127. O worship the King, all glorious above

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 thunder-clouds 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.

4 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!

5 O measureless might, ineffable love!
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
the humbler creation, in lowlier ways,
with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all glorious above
Author: Robert Grant (1779-1838)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Scripture: Psalm 104; 1 Chronicles 16:30; 1 Timothy 1:17; Daniel 7:9; Daniel 7:13; Daniel 7:22; Deuteronomy 31:6; Job 38; Psalm 18:2; Psalm 18:10-11; Psalm 40:5; Psalm 103:4; Psalm 144:2; Psalm 148:5-6; Revelation 5:13
Topic: God: in majesty; Providence
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): William Croft (1678-1727)
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Melody and most of the bass from A Supplement to the New Version 1708

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