Scripture Verse

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:21


John B. Dykes

Words: From a 13th Cen­tu­ry man­u­script in Würz­burg, Ger­ma­ny (Ae­ter­ne Rex al­tis­si­me, Re­demp­tor). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by James R. Wood­ford, Hymns Ar­ranged for the Sun­days and Ho­ly Days of the Church of Eng­land, 1852.

Music: St. Os­wald John B. Dykes, 1857 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James R. Woodford
© National Portrait Gallery


Christ, above all glory seated!
King triumphant, strong to save!
Dying, Thou hast death defeated;
Buried, Thou hast spoiled the grave.

Thou art gone, where now is given
What no mortal might could gain,
On the eternal throne of Heaven,
In Thy Father’s power to reign.

There Thy kingdoms all adore Thee,
Heaven above and earth below;
While the depths of hell before Thee
Trembling and defeated bow.

We, O Lord, with hearts adoring
Follow Thee above the sky!
Hear our prayers Thy grace imploring,
Lift our souls to Thee on high.

So when Thou again in glory
On the clouds of Heaven shalt shine,
We Thy flock may stand before Thee,
Owned for evermore as Thine.

Hail! all hail! in Thee confiding,
Jesus, Thee shall all adore,
In Thy Father’s might abiding
With one Spirit evermore!