King of Glory King of Peace

This hymn is from George Herbert's 1633 poem "The Temple".

With meter, 74 74 D, the tunes that it has been set to include
  • GWALCHMAI by Joseph David Jones (1827-1870) 
  • SALVE CORDIS GAUDIUM by Johann Rudolph Ahle ( 1625 - 1673 )
  • JESU MEINES HERZENS FREUD by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • GENERAL SEMINARY by David Charles Walker (b 1938)




King of glory, King of peace
I will love Thee;
And that love may never cease
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee;
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they replied
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Heaven
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To enroll Thee:
E'en eternity's too short
To extol Thee.

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