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Union Jack

Above:  The Union Jack

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Sir Robert Grant (1780-1838) was a Member of Parliament who supported progressive causes, such as Jewish emancipation.


O Worship the King, All-Glorious Above:

Saviour, When In Dust to Thee:


Posted May 30, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources G

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Christ in Majesty Chartres Cathedral

Above:  Christ in Majesty, Chartres Cathedral

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Hymn Source = Trinity Hymnal (1961), Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Text (1833) by Robert Grant (1780-1838)


1.  O Worship the King, all-glorious above,

O gratefully sing his pow’r and his love;

Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of days,

Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

2.  O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,

Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.

His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,

And dark is his path on the winds of the storm.

3.  The earth with its store of wonders untold,

Almighty, thy pow’r hath founded of old;

Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,

And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

4.  Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?

It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;

It streams from the hills; it descends to the plain;

And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

5.  Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,

In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;

Thy mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,

Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

6.  O measureless Might!  Ineffable Love!

While angels delight to hymn thee above,

The humbler creation, though feeble their rays,

With true adoration shall lisp to thy praise!

Saviour, When In Dust To Thee   2 comments

Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Center at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, April 6, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Words by Robert Grant (1780-1838), a British Member of Parliament


1.  Saviour, when in dust to thee

Low we bend the adoring knee;

When, repentant, to the skies,

Scarce we lift our weeping eyes;

O by all thy pains and woe

Suffered once for man below,

Bending from thy throne on high,

Hear our solemn litany!

2.  By thy helpless infant years,

By thy life of want and tears,

By thy days of sore distress

In the savage wilderness,

By the dread mysterious hour

Of the insulting tempter’s power;

Turn, O turn a favoring eye,

Hear our solemn litany!

3.  By thine hour of dire despair,

By thine agony of prayer;

By the cross, the nail, the thorn,

Piercing spear, the torturing scorn;

By the gloom that veiled the skies

O’er the dreadful sacrifice;

Listen to our humble cry,

Hear our solemn litany!

4.  By thy deep expiring groan,

By the sad sepulchral stone,

By the vault whose dark abode

Held in vain the rising God;

O from earth to heaven restored,

Mighty, re-ascended Lord,

Listen, listen to the cry

Of our solemn litany!