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O King enthroned on high

O King enthroned on high

Translator: John Brownlie
Tune: TEMPLE (Davies)
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O King enthroned on high,
thou Comforter divine,
blest Spirit of all truth, be nigh
and make us thine.

2 Thou art the source oflife,
thou art our treasure-store;
give us thy peace and end our strife
for evermore.

3 Descend, O heavenly Dove,
abide with us alway;
and in the fullness of thy love
cleanse us, we pray.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #256a

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O King enthroned on high
Greek Title: βασιλεῦ οὐράνιε, παράκλητε
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5041
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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #557a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #557b

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #158

Hymns Old and New #373

Hymns and Psalms #311a

Hymns and Psalms #311b


The Cyber Hymnal #5041


Ancient and Modern #256a


Ancient and Modern #256b

Common Praise #189a

Common Praise #189b


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #504a


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #504b


The New English Hymnal #421

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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