O Worship the King

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Sheet Music

Using the tune, 'Lyons' as seen in Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 64



  • Poet: Robert Grant (1779–1838), 1833 (first authorized edition published in 1835; the 1833 edition supposedly had unauthorized alterations.)
  • Copyright: public domain

Lyrics from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 64

1. O worship the King all-glorious above,
And gratefully sing His wonderful love;
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of days,
Pavillioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

2. 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.

3. 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.