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Thou, Jesus art our King!

Thou, Jesus art our King!

Author: Angelus Silesius; Translator: John Wesley
Published in 4 hymnals

Full Text

1 Hail, thou eternal King!
Thy ceaseless praise we sing:
Praise shall our glad tongues employ,
Praise' o'erflow our grateful soul,
While we vital breath enjoy,
While eternal ages roll.

2 Let earth's remotest bound
With thy glad praise resound!
From thine high and holy place,
Where thou dost in glory reign,
Thou, in condescending grace,
Deign'st to view the sons of men.

4 O Lord, thou God of love!
While we thy mercy prove,
Praise shall our glad tongues employ,
Praise o'erflow our grateful soul,
While we vital breath enjoy,
While eternal ages roll.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXI

Author: Angelus Silesius

Pen name of Johann Scheffler… Go to person page >

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou, Jesus art our King!
Author: Angelus Silesius
Translator: John Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain