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The King shall in thy strength rejoice, O Lord; what shouts of praise

The King shall in thy strength rejoice, O Lord; what shouts of praise

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1. The king shall in thy strength rejoice,
O Lord; what shouts of praise
Shall he, to heaven, with cheerful voice,
In thy salvation raise?
2. The pious wishes of his heart,
Thou with thy favors blessed;
Nor hast refuséd to impart
His lips devout request.

3. Thy goodness widely did unfold,
And unsought blessings shed;
Thou set'st a crown of purest gold
Upon his royal head.
4. Of thee he askéd life, and thou
Thy grant didst far extend.
Ee'n length of days thou didst bestow.
And life that ne'er should end.

5. In thy salvation, thou hast made
His glory to be great;
With majesty hast him arrayed;
And honors round him wait.
6. Forever blessed, above all kings,
Thou mad'st him, through thy grace,
His heart with flowing gladness springs,
From thy reviving face.

Second Part

7. Because the king, in God alone,
His steadfast trust retains.
Through favor of the highest One,
His kingdom firm remains.
8. Thine hand shall find and grip thy foes,
Who dare thy power withstand;
Thy right hand's vengeance falls on those
Who hate thy just command.

9. A burning furnace, in the hour
Of wrath, shall be their doom;
Thine anger, Lord, shall them devour.
And dreadful fire consume.
10. Thou wilt destroy their wretched fruit,
From earth's extended face;
And from men's sons, wilt wholly root
Their numerous guilty race.

11. For they, against thee, evil meant,
Their hearts did mischief form;
But thou didst blast their vile intent,
Which they could ne'er perform.
12. As a fixed mark of vengeance near,
Therefore thou shalt them place;
Thine arrows on their strings prepare,
And level at their face.

13. Be thou exalted, Lord, in fame,
Thy strength in glory raise;
So we will sing thy wondrous name,
Thy mighty power 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 shall in thy strength rejoice, O Lord; what shouts of praise
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English