Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting
words of the "Oh Worship the King all Glorious Above" lyrics, Robert Grant (January 15, 1780-July 9, 1838),
was born in Kidderpore, Kolktata, India and
achieved fame as a Hymn writer and author of sacred poems.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Oh Worship the King all Glorious Above", Johann Michael Haydn (September 14, 1737-August 10, 1806),
was born in Rohrau, Austria and
became famous as a Church organist, composer and musician. Johann Haydn composed over 400 pieces of religious music and was the brother of composer Franz Haydn.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Oh Worship the King all Glorious Above
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Robert Grant (January 15, 1780
to July 9, 1838)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Johann Michael Haydn (September 14, 1737 to
August 10, 1806)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Oh, worship the King, all glorious above. Oh, gratefully sing his power and his love"
First Publication Date:
Oh Worship the King all Glorious Above Lyrics
Oh, worship the King, all glorious above.
Oh, gratefully sing his power and his love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.
Oh, tell of his might; oh, sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.
The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your power has founded of old,
Established it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.
Your 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.
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In you do we trust, nor find you to fail;
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
Our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend!
O measureless Might, ineffable Love,
While angels delight to hymn you above.
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to your praise.