1 The Lord is king and weareth
a robe of glory bright,
he clothed with strength appeareth,
and girt with powerful might.
2 The earth he hath so grounded
that moved it cannot be;
his throne long since was founded,
more old than time is he.
3 The waters highly flowing
have raised their voice, O Lord;
the seas their fury showing
with billows loud have roared.
4 But God is strength excelleth
strong seas and powerful deeps;
with him still pureness dwelleth,
and firm his truth he keeps.
Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist mein Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided two…