O heavenly king look down from above

O heavenly king look down from above

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)
Published in 27 hymnals

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1. O heavenly King, look down from above;
Assist us to sing Thy mercy and love.
So sweetly o’erflowing, so plenteous the store,
Thou still art bestowing, and giving us more.

2. O God of our life, we hallow Thy name,
Our business and strife is Thee to proclaim.
Accept our thanksgiving for creating grace;
The living, the living shall show forth Thy praise.

3. Our Father and Lord, almighty art Thou;
Preserved by Thy Word, we worship Thee now;
The bountiful Donor of all we enjoy,
Our tongues, to Thine honor, and lives we employ.

4. But, oh, above all Thy kindness we praise,
From sin and from thrall which saves the lost race;
Thy Son Thou hast given the world to redeem,
And bring us to Heaven whose trust is in Him.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4974

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: O heavenly king look down from above
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)

Henry John Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, England, 1805; d. Kensington, London, England, 1876) originally composed HOUGHTEN for the text "O Worship the King" (428). Sing the theme stanza (st. 1) in parts and the other stanzas in unison, or vice versa. When singing the entire psalm, sing stanz…

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[O heavenly King, look down from above!]



The Cyber Hymnal #4974
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