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

Representative 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

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Good News in Song. Rev. ed. #d102

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d206

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #485

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #485

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

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #599

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #210.599

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The Baptist Hymn Book #599

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #414

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #293

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #293

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #265

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #317

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