The Church the Bride of Christ

O Royal Bride, give heed

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1 O Royal Bride give heed,
And to my words attend;
For Christ the King forsake the world
And ev'ry former friend.

2 Thy beauty and thy grace
Shall then delight the King;
He only is the rightful Lord,
To Him thy worship bring.

3 To thee, since thou art His,
Great honor shall be shown;
The rich shall bring their gifts to thee
Thy glory they shall own.

4 Enthroned in royal state,
All glorious thou shalt dwell,
With garments fair, in-wrought with gold,
The Church He loveth well.

5 And they that honor thee
Shall in thy train attend;
And to the palace of the King
Shall joyfully ascend.

6 O King of royal race,
Thy sons of heavenly birth
Thou wilt endow with kingly gifts
As princes in the earth.

7 Thy name shall be proclaimed
Through all succeeding days,
And all the nations of the earth
Shall give Thee endless praise.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

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First Line: O Royal Bride, give heed
Title: The Church the Bride of Christ
Language: English



GORTON (Beethoven)

The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's <em>Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57</em> (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this…

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