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2. O Worship the King

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 splendor,
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 thunderclouds form,
and dark is his path
on the wings of the storm.

3 This 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 distills
in the dew and the rain.

5 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.

6 O measureless Might,
ineffable love!
While angels delight
to hymn thee above,
thy humbler creation,
though feeble their lays,
with true adoration
shall sing to thy praise.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King
Title: O Worship the King
Author: Sir Robert Grant (1833)
Meter: 5.5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Beginning of Worship; God: Eternity and Power; Processional Hymns (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer (desc.): John Wilson
Meter: 5.5
Key: G Major
Source: Supplement to the New Version (1708)
Copyright: Descant used by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Alternative tune: LYONS, 598

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