O worship the King (I) (Alan Gray)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-15)  CPDL #69238:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-05-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Compiled from two sources: "A Book of Descants" (Organ Edition), 1924, and "A Book of Descants" (Treble Parts), 1920.
  • (Posted 2021-01-06)  CPDL #62291:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-01-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A descant to the hymn to the tune Hanover in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard

General Information

Title: O worship the King (I)
Composer: Alan Gray
Tune: Hanover
Lyricist: Robert Grant, reworked by William Kethe in the Genevan Psalter of 1561.

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SacredDescant   Meter: 10 10. 11 11

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:
Description: An alternative descant by Gray to the same hymn tune can be found here.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

O measureless might, ineffable love,
while angels delight to hymn thee above,
thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.