235. O Worship the King

1 O worship the King all glorious above,
O gratefully sing God's power and God's love;
our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.

2 O tell of God's might! O sing of God's grace,
whose robe is the light; whose canopy space;
whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and broad is God's path on the wings of the storm.

3 The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your power has founded of old;
has stablished 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 distills 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.

Text Information
First Line: O worship the King, all glorious above
Title: O Worship the King
Author: Robert Grant (1833)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Topic: God: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; God: Creator (32 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HANOVER
Composer (attributed to): William Croft (1708)
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: G Major or modal



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