Hail Thou King of saints (Supply Belcher)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-18)  CPDL #35117:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-18).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 184 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition.

General Information

Title: Hail Thou King of saints
Composer: Supply Belcher

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in The Worcester Collection, Edition 6, p. 121-126
Description: Words adapted from various scriptures.

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Original text and translations

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Hail Thou King of saints,
This day arise, and dwell among Thy people,
Thou and the ark of Thy strength.
Let Thy saints, O Lord, be clothed with righteousness,
And let Thy saints sing,
Let them sing with joyfulness.
But will God indeed dwell on earth?
Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens
Cannot contain Thee.
Yet, have respect to the prayer of Thy servants.
Hear, O Lord, in heaven Thy dwelling place,
And when Thou hearest, forgive.
For Thy servant, David's sake
Turn not away the presence of Thine anointed.
For the Lord hath chosen Zion
To be a habitation for Himself.
"This shall be my rest forever, here will I dwell.
I will deck her priests with My salvation,
And her saints shall rejoice and sing."
Hallelujah, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion,
For great is the holy One of Israel
In the midst of thee.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord,
Hallelujah, Amen.