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God Save the King

Full 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 >


"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.



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #578Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #255
Church Family Worship #68
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #534
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #703TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #660
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #354aPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #354bPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #230TextPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #194
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #293
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #326
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #592Text
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #177
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #265
Small Church Music #997Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #607
The New English Hymnal #489TextPage Scan
Include 171 pre-1979 instances