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O King of kings, before whose throne

O King of kings, before whose throne

Author: John Quarles; Author: Thomas Darling
Tune: LEICESTER (Bishop)
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 O King of kings, before whose throne
The angels bow, no gift can we
Present that is indeed our own,
Since Heaven and earth belong to thee;
Yet this our souls through grace impart,
The offering of a thankful heart. A-men.

2 O Jesu, set at God’s right hand,
With thine eternal Father plead
For all thy loyal-hearted band,
Who still on earth thy succor need:
For them in weakness strength provide,
And through the world their footsteps guide.

3 O Holy Spirit, fount of breath,
Whose comforts never fail nor fade,
Vouchsafe the life that knows no death,
Vouchsafe the light that knows no shade;
And grant that we through all our days
May share thy gifts, and sing thy praise.

Amen.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #175

Author: John Quarles

Quarles, John, son of Francis Quarles, was born in Essex in 1624, and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He bore arms within the garrison at Oxford on behalf of Charles I. and subsequently (it is said) he was raised to the rank of captain in the King's service. On the downfall of the King, Quarles retired to London, and devoted himself to literature for a livelihood. He died there during the great Plague, 1665. He published several works including (1) Jeremiah's Lamentations Paraphrased, with Divine Meditations, 1648; and (2) Divine Meditations upon Several Subjects whereunto is annexed God's Love to Man’s Unworthiness, with several Divine Ejaculations. London, 1655 (Wood's Athenae Oxon.). From the Ejaculation, Mr. Darling adapted… Go to person page >

Author: Thomas Darling

Darling, Thomas, M.A., son of George Darling, M.D., born in London, 1816, educated at the Charterhouse, and St. John's College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. 1838, and M.A. 1841. In 1839 he took Holy Orders, and subsequently became Incumbent of Thanington, near Canterbury, and in 1848 Rector of Sts. Michael Royal with St. Martin-Vintry, City of London. Mr. Darling published in 1855 Hymns for the Church of England (Lond. Longmans), arranged according to the Order of the Book of Common Prayer. The last edition (1887) contains 336 hymns, of which about 20 are by the editor. These hymns, which appeared from time to time in the various editions of his collection, are:— 1. All saints of the Lord. (1855.) Easter. In the 1887 ed. of the Hy… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O King of kings, before whose throne
Author: John Quarles
Author: Thomas Darling
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LEICESTER (Bishop)

John Bishop (b. England, 1665; d. Winchester, England, 1737) was lay vicar at King's College, Cambridge, England, in 1687. From 1695 to 1737 he served as organist at Winchester College and in 1697 was appointed lay clerk. He was also an organist at Winchester Cathedral. In 1710 or 1711, Bishop publi…

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COLCHESTER (Wesley)


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