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O Worship the King

Words by Robert Grant (1779-1838), 1833
Tune: LYONS, J. Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. O worship the King all glorious above, And gratefully sing His wonderful love; Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.
2. O tell of His might and sing of His grace, Whose is the light, Whose canopy space; His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form, And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.
3. 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.
4. Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, in do we trust, nor find Thee to fail; Thy mercies, how tender, how firm to the end! Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!