Scripture Verse

The Lord is King for ever and ever. Psalm 10:16

Introduction

Words: Dar­ley Ter­ry, in The Me­thod­ist School Hym­nal, 1911.

Music: De­us Tu­o­rum Mil­i­tum Gre­no­ble An­ti­phon­er, 1753 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ter­ry (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The Lord is king! I own His power,
His right to rule each day and hour;
I own His claim on heart and will,
And His demands I would fulfill.

He claims my heart, to keep it clean
From all defiling taint of sin;
He claims my will, that I may prove
How swift obedience answers love.

He claims my hands for active life
In noble deeds and worthy strife;
He claims my feet, that in His ways
I may walk boldly all my days.

He claims my lips, that purest word
In all my converse may be heard;
My motives, passions, thoughts, that these
My inner life, my king may please.

He claims the brightness of my youth,
My earnest strivings after truth,
My joys, my toil, my craftsman’s skill;
All have their place, and serve His will.

O Lord my king, I turn to Thee;
Thy loyal service makes me free;
My daily task Thou shalt assign;
For heart and will and life are Thine.