Hymns:Come now almighty King
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|Come now almighty King|
|Title||Come, now almighty King|
|Composer||Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796|
|Orig. Key||F Major or modal|
|Meter||66 4 666 4|
|1st Line||Come, now almighty King|
Come, now almighty King
st.3 = John 15:26
The anonymous text dates from before 1757, when it was published in a leaflet and bound into the 1757 edition of George Whitefield's Collection of Hymns for Social Worship. The text appears to be patterned after the British national anthem, "God Save the King." Filled with names for members of the Godhead, this song exhibits a common trinitarian structure, addressing God the Father (st. 1), God the Son (st. 2), and God the Holy Spirit (st. 3), concluding with a doxology to the Trinity (st. 4).
The text has often been attributed to Charles Wesley, since the leaflet also included a hymn text from his pen (âJesus, Let Thy Pitying Eye"); however, "Come, Thou Almighty King" was never printed in any of the Wesley hymnals, and no other Wesley text is written in such an unusual mete
Beginning of worship; as a doxology (st.4)
- Come, thou almighty King,
Help us your name to sing,
Help us to praise.
Father all glorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.
- Come, thou Incarnate Son,
Your life in us begun,
Our prayer attend.
Come and your people bless,
And give your Word success:
Strengthen your righteousness,
Savior and Friend!
- Come holy Comforter,
Your sacred witness bear
In this glad hour.
Your grace to us impart,
Now rule in ev'ry heart,
Never from us depart,
Spirit of Pow'r!
- To the great One in Three
Eternal praises be
Your sov'reign majesty
May we in glory see
And to eternity
Love and adore!
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