Scripture Verse

The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24:10


Joseph D. Jones (1827–1870)

Words: George Her­bert (1593–1632), pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in The Tem­ple, 1633.

Music: Gwalch­mai Jo­seph D. Jones, in Llyfr, To­nau ac Emy­nau, by Ste­phens, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

George Herbert (1593–1632)


King of glo­ry, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
And that love may ne­ver cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast grant­ed my re­quest,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my work­ing breast,
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my ut­most art
I will sing Thee,
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they re­plied,
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in sev­en,
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Hea­ven,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To en­roll Thee:
E’en eter­ni­ty’s too short
To ex­tol Thee.