"O Jesus, King of Glory"
                        by Martin Behm, 1557-1622
               Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                Text From:
           (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.103

        1. O Jesus, King of Glory,
        Both David's Lord and Son!
        Thy realm endures forever,
        In heaven is fixed Thy throne.
        Help that in earth's dominions,
        Throughout from pole to pole,
        Thy reign may spread salvation
        To each benighted soul.

        2. The Eastern sages, bringing
        Their tribute-gifts to Thee,
        Bear witness to Thy kingdom
        And humbly bow the knee.
        To Thee the star is pointing
        And the prophetic Word;
        Hence joyously we hail Thee:
        Our Savior and our Lord!

        3. Thou art a mighty Monarch,
        As by Thy Word is told,
        Yet carest Thou but little
        For earthly goods or gold;
        On no proud steed Thou ridest,
        Thou wear'st no jeweled crown
        Nor dwell'st in lordly castle,
        But bearest scoff and frown.

        4. Yet art Thou decked with beauty,
        With rays of glorious light;
        Thy works proclaim Thy goodness,
        And all Thy ways are right.
        Vouchsafe to shield Thy people
        With Thine almighty arm
        That they may dwell in safety
        From those who mean them harm.

        5. Ah, look on me with pity
        Though I am weak and poor;
        Admit me to Thy kingdom
        To dwell there, blest and sure.
        I pray Thee, guide and keep me
        Safe from my bitter foes,
        From sin and death and Satan;
        Free me from all my woes.

        6. And bid Thy Word within me
        Shine as the fairest star;
        Keep sin and all false doctrine
        Forever from me far.
        Help me confess Thee truly
        And with Thy Christendom
        Here own Thee King and Savior
        And in the world to come.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #130 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 2:1-12 Author: Martin Behm, 1606 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt. Titled: "O Koenig aller Ehren" Composer: Melchior Teschner, 1613 Tune: "Valet will ich dir geben"
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