1 O King most high of earth and sky
On prostrate death thou treadest,
And with thy blood dost mark the road
Whereby to heaven thou leadest.
2 O Christ, behold thine orphaned fold,
Which thou hast borne with anguish,
Steeped in the tide from thy rent side;
O leave us not to languish!
3 The glorious gain of all thy pain
Henceforth dost thou inherit;
Now comes the hour--then gently shower
On us thy promised Spirit!
Source: The New English Hymnal #131
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5045||O King Most High of Earth and Sky||O King most high of earth and sky||ACH GOTT UND HERR||Anonymous; William J. Blew||87.87||<cite>Cluniac Breviary</cite>, 1686, page 506|
|The New English Hymnal #131||O King most high of earth and sky||O King most high of earth and sky||ACH GOTT UND HERR||William Blew, 1808-94||87 87||1986||The Christian Year | Ascensiontide||Latin Breviary hymn, 17th century|