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King of kings, and wilt thou deign

King of kings, and wilt thou deign

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Tune: HORTON (Schnyder)
Published in 21 hymnals

Full Text

1 King of kings, and wilt thou deign
O’er this wayward heart to reign?
Henceforth take it for thy throne,
Rule here Lord, and rule alone.

2 Then like heaven’s angelic bands,
Waiting for thine high commands,
All my powers shall wait on thee,
Captive, yet divinely free.

3 At thy word my will shall bow,
Judgment, reason, bending low;
Hope, desire, and every thought,
Into glad obedience brought.

4 Zeal shall haste on eager wing,
Hourly some new gift to bring;
Wisdom, humbly casting down
At thy feet her golden crown.

5 Tuned by thee in sweet accord,
All shall sing their gracious Lord;
Love, the leader of the choir,
Breathing round her seraph fire.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #317

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg

Mühlenberg, William Augustus, D.D., son of the Rev. Dr. Mühlenberg, and grandson of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, the patriarch of Lutheranism in America, was born in Philadelphia Sept. 16, 1796. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814. Entering Holy Orders in 1817, he was successively Assistant Rector of St. James's Lancaster, 1823; Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, 1843; St. Paul's College, Flushing (1828); St. Luke's Hospital, New York (1855); St. John's and Long Island (1865), were established by him. He died April 6, 1877. His poetical gift was genuine, but not largely used. In 1826 he contributed four hymns to the Prayer Book Collection (of which he was one of the Committee). His Poems appeared in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: King of kings, and wilt thou deign
Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christ in Song #360Page Scan
Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d102
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d206
Hymn Service No.2 #d52
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #485Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #485Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Glory #d107
Melodies of Salvation #d83
Melodies of Salvation #d123
Songs of Praise and Power #d162
Songs of Redemption #d132
Songs of Saving Power #d116
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d446
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #599Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #210.599Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #599Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #414Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #293Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #293Page Scan
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #265Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.2 #317TextPage Scan



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