Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

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Lyrics

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 Heaven 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 Heaven appear,
We’ll praise Thy name as angels do.