O worship the King all glorious above


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.

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 distills
in the dew and the rain.

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!

O measureless Might,
ineffable Love,
while angels delight
to worship thee above,
the humbler creation,
though feeble their lays,
with true adoration
shall all sing thy praise.


Words: Robert Grant (1779-1838), 1833, after William Kethe (ca. 1559-1594)

MIDI: Hanover (A Supplement to the New Version, probably by William Croft, 1678-1727)

Meter: 55 55 65 65

I will be checking to see which hymnals below use the older Old 104th instead of Hanover.

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 156 Hanover  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 206 Hanover  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 187 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 519 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 519 Hanover, Cassel  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 519 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 519 Hanover  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 477 Hanover  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 247 Hanover  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 167 Hanover  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 381    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 540 Hanover  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 579 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 459 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 459 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 459 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 459 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 459 Hanover  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 459 Hanover  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 525 Hanover  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 326 Hanover  
The English Hymnal, 1906 466 Hanover  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 448 Hanover, Houghton  
The Hymnal 1916 255 Hanover  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 371 Houghton  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 370 Hanover  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
436 Hanover  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 272 Hanover  
Songs of Praise, 1925 337 Hanover  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 618 Hanover  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 360 Hanover  
The Hymnal 1940 288 Hanover  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 167 Hanover  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 352 Hanover  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 248 Hanover  
The Hymn Book 1971 027 Hanover  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 067 Hanover  
The Hymnal 1982 388 Hanover  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 101 Hanover  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 433 Hanover  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 024 Hanover  
Church Family Worship, 1988 351 Hanover  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 393 Hanover  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 380 Hanover  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 133 Hanover  
Sing Glory, 1999 090 Hanover  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 528 Hanover  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 546 Hanover  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 551 Hanover  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 034 Hanover  

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2001.