English Hymn 22
O worship the King,
All glorious above, O gratefully sing
His power and His love;
Our Shield and Defender,
The Ancient of Days, Pavilioned in splendour,
And girded with praise.
O tell of His might,
O sing of His grace,Whose robe 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.
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.
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 distils
In the dew and the rain.
Frail children of dust, And feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, Nor find Thee to frail; Thy mercies how tender, How firm to the end,
Our Maker, defender, Redeemer, and Friend !
O measureless Might !
Ineffable Love ! While angles delight
To hymn Thee above, The humbler creation,
Though feeble their lays, With true adoration
Shall lisp to Thy praise. Amen.