The Majesty of God

Glory to the eternal King, Clad in majesty supreme!

Author: Benjamin Francis
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Glory to the eternal king,
Clad in majesty supreme!
Let all heaven his praises sing,
Let all worlds his power proclaim.

2 Through eternity he reigns
In unbounded realms of light;
He the universe sustains,
As an atom in his sight.

3 Suns on suns through boundless space,
With their systems move or stand;
Or, to occupy their place,
New orbs rise at his command.

4 Kingdoms flourish, empires fall,
Nations live, and nations die,
All forms nothing, nothing all—
At the movement of his eye.

5 O let my transported soul
Ever on his glories gaze,
Ever yield to his control
Ever sound his lofty praise!


Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #X

Author: Benjamin Francis

Francis, Benjamin , M.A., was born in Wales in 1734. He was baptized at the age of 15, and began to preach at 19. He studied at the Bristol Baptist College, and commenced his ministry at Sodbury. In 1757 he removed to Horsley (afterwards called Shortwood), in Gloucestershire. There he remained, through a happy and very successful ministry of 42 years, until his death in 1799. He was the author of many poetical compositions :— (1) Conflagration, a Poem in Four Parts, (1770); (2) Elegies on the Deaths of the Revs. George Whitefield , Caleb Evans, Robert Day, and Joshua Thomas; (3) The Association, a Poem (1790); (4) a Poetical Address to the Stockbridge Indians (5) two satirical pieces on the Baptismal controversy; The Salopian Zealo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glory to the eternal King, Clad in majesty supreme!
Title: The Majesty of God
Author: Benjamin Francis
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d218

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d107

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d90

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #189

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #45

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #10

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A Selection of Hymns #X

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d35

The Baptist Harmony #d110

The Baptist Harmony #d110

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The Baptist Hymn Book #16

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The Christian Harmonist #93

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #728

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