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375b. King of glory, King of peace

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 appeal,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my ardent zeal,
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 Sev'n whole days, not one in sev'n,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heav'n,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enrol thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.

Text Information
First Line: King of glory, King of peace
Title: King of glory, King of peace
Author: George Herbert, 1693-1633
Meter: 74 74 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ;
Topic: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Year B: Proper 10; Years A, B, and C: Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Tune Information
Composer: Malcolm Archer, b. 1952
Meter: 74 74 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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