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, your power has founded of old,
established it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.
4 Your 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.
5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in you do we trust, nor find you to fail:
your 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 you above,
the humbler creation, though faltering their praise,
With true adoration shall sing all their days.
|First Line:||O worship the King all-glorious above|
|Author:||Robert Grant, 1779-1838|
|Topic:||Adoration and Praise; Anxiety; Creation(9 more...)|
|Composer (attributed to):||William Croft, 1678-1727|