Tuesday Hymns: “God, My King, Thy Might Confessing”

Richard Mant 1776-1848) was a Church of England clergyman who was gifted at taking the Hebrew Psalms and paraphrasing them into English verse. Our hymnals are full of such compositions such as our Tuesday Hymn, God, My King, Thy Might Confessing. Mant published this hymn in his 1824 edition of The Book of Psalms as an English Metrical Version. It is usually sung to the tune, STUTTGART. It is a paraphrase of the 145th Psalm which praises God for His glorious attributes.

God, my King, Thy might confessing, ever will I bless Thy name; day by day Thy throne addressing, still will I Thy praise proclaim.

Honor great our God befitteth; who His majesty can reach? Age to age His work transmitteth, age to age His power shall teach.

They shall talk of all Thy glory, on Thy might and greatness dwell, speak of Thy dread acts the story, and Thy deeds of wonder tell.

Nor shall fail from mem’rys treasure works by love and mercy wrought: Works of love surpassing measure, works of mercy passing thought.

Full of kindness and compassion, slow to anger, vast in love, God is good to all creation; all His works His goodness prove.

All Thy works, O Lord, shall bless Thee; Thee shall all Thy saints adore. King supreme shall they confess Thee, and proclaim Thy sovereign pow’r.

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