Joachim Neander, 1680
Wondrous King, all glorious, Sovereign Lord victorious,
O, receive our praise with favor!
From Thee welled God’s kindness tho’ we in our blindness
Strayed from Thee, our blessed Savior.
Strengthen thou, help us now;
Let our tongues be singing, Thee our praises bringing.
Heavens, spread the story of our Maker’s glory,
All the pomp of earth obscuring.
Sun, thy rays be sending, thy bright beams expending,
Light to all the earth assuring.
Moon and star, praise afar
Him who glorious made you; The vast heavens aid you.
O my soul, rejoicing, sing, thy praises voicing,
Sing, with hymns of faith adore Him!
All who here have being, shout, your voices freeing,
Bow down in the dust before Him.
He is God, Sabaoth;
Praise alone the Savior, here and there for ever.
Hallelujahs render to the Lord most tender,
Ye who know and love the Savior.
Hallelujahs sing ye, Ye redeemed, O, bring ye
Hearts that yield Him glad behavior.
Blest are ye, endlessly;
Sinless there forever, ye shall laud Him ever.