God, the Lord, a King Remaineth

Text:  John Keble  1839
Music:  Henry T. Smart 
Tune:  Regent Square  87.87.87
OHT Incipit:  

God, the Lord, a King remaineth,
Robed in His own glorious light;
God hath robed Him, and He reigneth;
He hath girded Him with might.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
God is King in depth and height.

In her everlasting station
Earth is poised, to swerve no more:
Thou hast laid Thy Throne's foundation
From all time where thought can soar.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Lord, Thou art for evermore.

Lord, the water-floods have lifted,
Ocean floods have lift their roar;
Now they pause where they have drifted,
Now they burst upon the shore.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
For the ocean's sounding store.

With all tones of water blending,
Glorious is the breaking deep;
Glorious, beauteous without ending,
God who reigns on heaven's high steep.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Songs of ocean never sleep.

Lord, the words Thy lips are telling
Are the perfect verity:
Of Thine high eternal dwelling
Holiness shall inmate be.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Pure is all that lives with Thee.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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