O Mightiest of the mighty (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-19)  CPDL #65530:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Mightiest of the mighty
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: Samuel Childs Clarke
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1902 The Musical Times, Extra Supplement
Description: "Respectfully inscribed, by gracious permission, to HRH The Prince of Wales. Presumably written for his coronation as Edward VII.

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Original text and translations

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1  O Mightiest of the mighty, hear our call,
As now before Thy mercy-seat we fall;
Thine is the Kingdom ruling over all,
Unto Thee be power and glory.

2  Defend and save all Christian kings, we pray,
Whose hearts Thy rule and governance obey,
Be evermore their God and Guide, while they
Yield Thee alway power and glory.

3  Let blessing on our Sovereign Lord descend,
Thy grace on him, his Queen, and people send,
And with Thy stretched-out Arm his life defend
Unto Thee be power and glory.

4  His head with holy oil anointed be,
His crown and sceptre, signs of majesty,
And golden orb he bears: these are from Thee;
Unto Thee be power and glory.

5  May Thy blest unction, Holy, Heavenly Dove,
Crown him through life with wisdom from above,
And rule his heart in thy faith, fear and love,
Gracious Lord of power and glory.

6  Victoria's virtues in him be displayed,
Like her in robes of righteousness arrayed;
Be his, at last, the Crown that ne'er shall fade;
Thine the Kingdom, power and glory.
Alleluia! Amen.