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Hymns for the Coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII/O King of Kings

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No. 6.
No. 6.
O King of Kings.

Music by Sir George Elvey, Mus. Doc.

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1O King of kings: Thy blessing shed
On our anointed Sovereign's head:
And, looking from Thy holy Heaven,
Protect the crown Thyself hast given.

2Him may we honour and obey,
Uphold his right and lawful sway;
Rememb'ring that the powers that be
Are ministers ordained of Thee.

3Him with Thy choicest mercies bless,
To all his counsels give success;
[1]Alike in joy and sorrow bring
Thy mighty aid, God save the King!

4And oh! when earthly thrones decay,
And earthly kingdoms fade away,
Grant him a throne in worlds on high,
A Crown of immortality. Amen.

(This hymn may also be sung to the Old Hundredth).

  1. These two lines are altered from the original.