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Hymn: The Lord of lords and King of kings (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: The Lord of lords and King of kings

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: 19

Page Number: 302, click to see hymnal pages


THE Lord of lords and King of kings

In realms of bliss exalted reigns;

Ah! who can touch the trembling strings,

And hymn his praise with equal strains?

The grandeur of his works may show

In beams of lasting, heavenly light,

To all who love their radiant glow,

The wisdom of his boundless might.

But Zion, on thy portals fair,

His wondrous name resplendent shines,

And every child of wisdom there

Shall read it in the clearest lines.

Yes, there we learn that God is love!

The lucid truth let angel choirs

(Circling the shining throne above)

Resound upon their golden lyres.

With deep astonishment they saw

Immanuel, the Virgin's Son!

And heard, with fixed and sacred awe,

The Lord of glory cry, 'Tis done!

But quit the endless theme, my soul,

And wait resigned a brighter day,

Above mortality's control,

To wake a more enraptured lay.

The crown of life, the harp of gold,

And palm of victory, all proclaim

That nobler songs shall yet unfold

The glories of Jehovah's name.