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Prayer for his Majesty King George, and the Royal Family

Lord, thou hast bid thy people pray

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, thou hast bid the people pray
For all that bear the sov'reign sway,
And thy vicegerents reign;
Rulers, and Governors, and powers:
And lo! we humbly pray for ours;
Nor can we pray in vain.

2 Jesus, thy chosen servant guard,
And every threatening danger ward
From his anointed head;
Bid all his griefs and troubles cease,
Thro' paths of righteousness and peace
Our king, propitious lead.

3 Cover his enemies with shame,
Defeat their proud malicious aim,
And make their councils vain;
Preserve him, providence divine,
And let the long illustrious line
To latest ages reign.

4 Upon him shower thy blessings down,
Crown him with grace, with glory crown,
And everlasting joys;
While wealth, prosperity and peace,
Our nations and our churches bless,
And praise the globe employs.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DXXXVI

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thou hast bid thy people pray
Title: Prayer for his Majesty King George, and the Royal Family
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #755

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A Selection of Hymns #DXXXVI

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #640

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Church Psalmody #490

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d500

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Methodist Hymn-Book #901

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The Christian Hymn Book #1257

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