Hymns for the Coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII/O King of Kings
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;
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).
- These two lines are altered from the original.