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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918038
God the Lord Is King; Before HimGeorge Rawson (1807-1889)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
038St. ThomasJ. F. Wade’s Cantus Diversi, 17518.7.8.7.4.7.

1God the Lord is King; before Him,
Earth, with all thy nations, wait:
Where the cherubim adore Him,
Sitteth He in royal state;
He is holy,
Blessèd, only Potentate!
2God the Lord is King of glory,
Zion, tell the world His fame;
Ancient Israel, the story
Of His faithfulness proclaim;
He is holy,
Holy is His awful name.
3In old times when dangers darkened,
When, invoked by priest and seer,
To His people’s cry He hearkened,
Answered them in all their fear;
He is holy,
As they called, they found Him near.
4Laws divine to them were spoken
From the pillar of the cloud;
Sacred precepts, quickly broken:
Fiercely then His vengeance flowed.
He is holy,
To the dust their hearts were bowed.
5But their Father God forgave them,
When they sought His face once more;
Ever ready was to save them,
Tenderly did He restore;
He is holy,
We, too, will His grace implore.
6God in Christ is all-forgiving,
Waits His promise to fulfill;
Come, exalt Him, all the living;
Come, ascend His holy hill;
He is holy,
Worship at His holy hill. Amen.
Psalm24:7-107 Lift up your head, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Psalm99:1The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.