O Worship the King | Hymn of the Week

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Every week we’ll post a quote from a hymn that is meaningful to us and/or has important theology to consider.

I love how “O Worship the King” points out some of the amazing characteristics of our Savior: Our God is unfailing! He is both tender and firm! He is our strong defender AND our friend! Join us in praising this wonderful King!


Verse 1
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 splendor and girded with praise.

Verse 2
O tell of his might and 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.

Verse 3
Your 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.

Verse 4
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in you do we trust, nor find you to fail.
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

Scripture: Psalm 104
Text: Robert Grant (1833)
Music: LYONS, Joseph Martin Kraus (c. 1784)
Copyright: Public Domain

A quote from "O Worship the King" reads "In you do we trust no find you to fail. Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end, our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend."


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Chris Tomlin added a great chorus in his modern version of the hymn.

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