Speaking of the King

August 12, 2011 — Leave a comment

Many old hymns talk about God as King:

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,

to the throne thy tribute bring;

ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

evermore God’s praises sing.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise the everlasting King.

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O worship the King, all glorious above,

O gratefully sing God’s power and God’s love;

our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,

pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

[if you like drums and guitars, here’s a contemporary version]

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And some new songs talk about the King too:

All bow down, by Chris Tomlin

You’re arriving with the sound of thunder and rain

You’re arriving in the calm of the wind and the waves

You’re arriving in the glow of a burning flame

A burning flame

Praise awaits You at the dawn when the world come alive

Praise awaits You in the darkness and shines in the light

Praise awaits You with a song of love and desire, love and desire

Here comes the King

All bow down

Lift up your voices

Unto the Lamb

He is the King

All bow down

All bow down…

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King of Glory, by Chris Tomlin

…Who is this King of Glory?

The Lord, strong and mighty

Lift up your hands

Be lifted up

Let the redeemed

Declare the love

We bow down

At heaven’s gate

To kiss the feet

Of hope and grace…

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Clap your hands, all you nations;

shout to God with cries of joy.

For the LORD Most High is awesome,

the great King over all the earth.


Psalm 47:1-2

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This Week’s Special

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;

and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,

and His kingdom will have no end.


Luke 1:32-33

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