King of Glory, King of Peace

King of glory, King of peace

Author: George Herbert
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1 King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and, that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

2 Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me,
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

3 Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enrol thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #698a

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >


King of glory, King of peace. G. Herbert. [Praise to God.] From his Temple, 1633, p. 140, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled "Praise." It is usually abbreviated as in The English Hymnal, 1906, the Hymn Book for the Use of Wellington College, 1902, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #698aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #698bText
Church Family Worship #157
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #358
Common Praise (1998) #345TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #494Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #383
Complete Mission Praise #397
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #442Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #382Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #194
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #499a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #499b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #603a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #603b
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #288
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #243
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #137
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #178
Singing the Faith #56
Small Church Music #537Audio
The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #13
The Cyber Hymnal #3523TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #391TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #201
Include 23 pre-1979 instances