O Worship the King

Melody - "Lyons," attributed to Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Melody 2 - "Hanover", attributed to William Croft

Robert Grant, 1833

O worship the King,
All glorious above,
O gratefully sing
God's power and God's love;
Our Shield and Defender,
The Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor,
And girded with praise.

2. O tell of God's might,
O sing of God's grace,
Whose robe is the light,
Whose canopy space,
Whose chariots of wrath
The deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is God's path
On the wings of the storm.

3. The earth with its store
Of wonders untold,
Almighty, Thy power
Hath founded of old;
Hath stablished it fast
By a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast,
Like a mantle, the sea.

4. Thy bountiful care,
What tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air,
It shines in the light;
It streams from the hills,
It descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills
In the dew and the rain.

5. Frail children of dust,
And feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust,
Nor find Thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender,
How firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender,
Redeemer, and Friend.

6. O measureless might!
Ineffable love!
While angels delight
To worship Thee above,
Thy humbler creation,
Though feeble their lays,
With true adoration
Shall sing to Thy praise.

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