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The King, in thy strength

The King, in thy strength

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. The king, in thy strength,
Is joyful, O Lord;
In thy saving health
Doth greatly rejoice.
2. His heart's pious wishes
Thou dost him afford;
And hast not witholden
The suit of his voice,

3. With blessings of good,
Thou dost him prevent;
And fix on his head
A crown of pure gold.
4. When life he requested,
Kind answer thou sent;
And length of days gav'st him,
Which never grow old.

5. Salvations so great
Have spread wide his fame;
High honors him clothed,
And majesty crowned.
6. Thou didst him forever
Most blessed proclaim;
And make him most glad, with
Thy beams shining round.

7. The king, in the Lord,
His trust doth repose;
The favor of God
Confirms his high state.
8. Thy hand shall discover,
And punish thy foes:
Thy right hand, in vengeance,
Crush them that thee hate.

9. As furnace of fire,
Thy wrath shall them make;
Thine anger, O Lord,
Consume them in flames.
10. Their fruit from earth's surface,
Thou wholly shalt take;
And root out from mankind,
Their seed's hateful names.

11. For evil they thought,
And mischief devised;
Which, blasted by thee,
Could never take place.
12. As marks of thy vengeance,
Thou hast them surprised;
And leveled thine arrows
Direct at their face.

13. Exalted be God
Throughout the whole land;
His strength still appear,
His glory to raise:
So will we sing joyful
The works of thy hand;
And thy mighty power,
Forever will praise.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The King, in thy strength
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English
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