Conquering Prince and King of glory

Conquering Prince and King of glory

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Conquering Prince and King of glory,
Majesty sublimely bright!
Heaven and all the heavens adore Thee,
Throned above their farthest height.
Shall I not, enraptured gazing,
At Thy feet fall prostrate, praising,
When mine eyes, by faith alight,
Mark Thy glory and Thy might?

2 Far on high art Thou ascended,
Sitting at Thy Father's right,
Pure, seraphic voices blended,
Crying, Glory! at the sight.
Shall I not fall down before Thee,
And with joyful heart adore Thee,
When the heavens exultant ring
With the triumph of my King?

3 Far and wide Thy brightness spreading
Lights the land whose sun Thou art,
Nobler bliss and glory shedding
On each heavenly spirit's heart.
There in highest glory seated,
By rejoicing angels greeted;
Here, though child of earth, I cry
Hallelujah! Lord most high!

4 Of Thy cup shall I be fearful
When Thy glory whelms my sight?
Shall my courage not be cheerful
When I recognize Thy might?
Lord, I trust Thee, though Thou slay me;
Now, not earth and hell dismay me.
Thou my King, my Savior thou,
At Thy name alone I bow.

5 Might and spirit now o'erflowing,
With Thy power perform Thy word.
All Thine enemies o'erthrowing,
Make Thy foes Thy footstool, Lord.
O'er the earth, O Judah's Lion,
Send the scepter out of Zion,
Spread Thy sway from sea to sea,
Till the earth acknowledge Thee.

6 Throned on high, and all things filling,
Thou art with us evermore.
Now my soul, with rapture thrilling,
Opens wide for Thee its door.
Come, O come, Thou King of glory;
'Stablish Thy dominion 'er me;
Live in me and reign alone,
As upon Thy heavenly throne.

7 Thou ascended, gifts art giving;
God and heaven are inly near.
By Thee in the Spirit living,
I shall stand before Thee there.
Alien here to time and senses,
Hid in Thee from their offenses;
Set in heavenly place with Thee,
Jesus, Thou art joy to me.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #363

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

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First Line: Conquering Prince and King of glory
German Title: Siegesfürste, ehrenkönig
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Language: English



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