King of Glory, King of Peace

King of glory, King of peace

Author: George Herbert
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

2 Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.

3 Sev'n whole days, not one in sev'n,
I will praise Thee;
in my heart, though not in heav'n,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll Thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol Thee.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #195

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >


King of glory, King of peace. G. Herbert. [Praise to God.] From his Temple, 1633, p. 140, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled "Praise." It is usually abbreviated as in The English Hymnal, 1906, the Hymn Book for the Use of Wellington College, 1902, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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Instances (1 - 30 of 30)

Ancient and Modern #698a


Ancient and Modern #698b

Church Family Worship #157

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #358

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Common Praise (1998) #345

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Common Praise #494

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #375a


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #375b

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Complete Mission Praise #397

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CPWI Hymnal #370


Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #442

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #194

Hymns and Psalms #499a

Hymns and Psalms #499b

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #603a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #603b

Hymns Old and New #288

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Hymns to the Living God #66

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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #195

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #243

Sing and Rejoice! #137

Sing Glory #178

Singing the Faith #56

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #13

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The Book of Praise #659


The Cyber Hymnal #3523


The Hymnal 1982 #382

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #217

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The New English Hymnal #391


Together in Song #201

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