718. O Jesus, King of Glory

1 O Jesus, King of glory,
Both David's Lord and Son!
Your rule endures forever;
In heaven is Your throne.
Help that in earth's dominions,
From pole to farthest pole,
Your reign may spread salvation
To each benighted soul.

2 The eastern Magi, coming
Their gifts of love to bring,
Bear witness to Your glory
And worship You, their King.
To You the star is pointing
And the prophetic Word;
So joyously we hail You:
Our Savior and our Lord.

3 You are a mighty monarch,
As by Your Word is told,
And yet You care but little
For earthly goods or gold.
You do not come displaying
Your power and renown.
You dwell in no high castle;
You wear no jeweled crown.

4 Oh, look on me with pity
Though I am weak and poor;
Admit me to Your kingdom
To dwell there, blest and sure.
I pray, Lord, guide and keep me
Safe from my bitter foes,
From sin and death and Satan;
Free me from all my woes.

5 Then let Your Word within me
Shine as the fairest star;
Keep sin and all false doctrine
Forever from me far.
Help me confess You truly
And with all Christendom
Here hail You King and Savior
And in the world to come.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, King of glory
Title: O Jesus, King of Glory
Author: Martin Behm, 1557-1662
Translator (st. 1-2, 4-5): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: 76 76 D
Topic: Epiphany
Source: St. 3: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, OH, 1880, alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN
Composer: Melchior Teschner, 1584-1635
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Setting © 1993, Kermit G. Moldenhauer



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