The Lord is King

Representative Text

1 The Lord descended from above,
And bowed the heavens most high,
And underneath his feet he cast
The darkness of the sky.

2 On cherubim and seraphim
Full royally he rode,
And on the wings of mighty winds
Came flying all broad.

3 He sat serene upon the floods,
Their fury to restrain,
And he, as sovereign Lord and King,
For evermore shall reign.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #109

Author: Thomas Sternhold

Thomas Sternhold was Groom of the Robes to Henry VIII and Edward VI. With Hopkins, he produced the first English version of the Psalms before alluded to. He completed fifty-one; Hopkins and others composed the remainder. He died in 1549. Thirty-seven of his psalms were edited and published after his death, by his friend Hopkins. The work is entitled "All such Psalms of David as Thomas Sternhold, late Groome of the King's Majestye's Robes, did in his Lyfetime drawe into Englyshe Metre." Of the version annexed to the Prayer Book, Montgomery says: "The merit of faithful adherence to the original has been claimed for this version, and need not to be denied, but it is the resemblance which the dead bear to the living." Wood, in his "Athe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord descended from above, And bowed the heavens most high
Title: The Lord is King
Author: Thomas Sternhold
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

American Harmony #2

American Hymns Old and New #24


The Cyber Hymnal #3935

The Norumbega Harmony #8

The Sacred Harp #291

Include 181 pre-1979 instances
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