Scripture Verse

The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24:10


George Herbert

Words: George Her­bert (1593–1632), pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in The Tem­ple, 1633.

Music: Gwalch­mai Jo­seph D. Jones, in Llyfr, To­nau ac Emy­nau, by Ste­phens, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Joseph D. Jones


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.