God Save the King

Representative Text

1 God save our gracious Queen,
long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen.
Send her victorious,
happy and glorious,
long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

2 Thy choicest gifts in store
on her be pleased to pour,
long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
and ever give us cause
to sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #578

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Notes

"God save our gracious king" is the form of the text used when the reigning monarch is male; "God save our gracious queen" is used when the monarch is female. Aside from this and the concomitant shifts in pronouns, the two first lines represent a single hymn.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #578

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #255

Church Family Worship #68

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #534

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #703

Common Praise (1998) #660

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #354a

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #354b

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #230

Complete Mission Praise #194

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #293

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #326

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #592

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #177

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #265

The Christian Life Hymnal #607

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The New English Hymnal #489

Include 174 pre-1979 instances
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