Scripture Verse

The Lord is King for ever and ever. Psalm 10:16


Thomas Kelly (1769–1855)

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns on Va­ri­ous Pas­sag­es of Scrip­tures, se­cond edi­tion, 1806. The orig­in­al ver­sion starts, See, where the Lord His glo­ry spreads.

Music: Mis­sion­ary Chant Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Zeu­ner (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Around the Sav­ior’s lof­ty throne
Ten thou­sand times ten thou­sand sing;
They wor­ship Him as God alone,
And crown Him—ev­er­last­ing king.

Approach, ye saints! this God is yours;
’Tis Je­sus fills the throne above:
Ye can­not want while God en­dures;
Ye can­not fail while God is love.

Jesus, Thou ev­er­last­ing king!
To Thee the praise of Heav’n be­longs;
Yet, smile on us who fain would bring
The trib­ute of our hum­ble songs.

Though sin de­file our wor­ship here,
We hope ere long Thy face to view;
And when our souls in Heav’n ap­pear,
We’ll praise Thy name as an­gels do.