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SOVEREIGN of all! whose will ordains

By A Collection of Hymns

      C.M. For the King.
      1 SOVEREIGN of all! whose will ordains
      The powers on earth that be,
      By whom our rightful Monarch reigns,
      Subject to none but thee:

      2 Stir up thy power, appear, appear,
      And for thy servant fight;
      Support thy great vicegerent here,
      And vindicate his right.

      3 Lo! in the arms of faith and prayer
      We bear him to thy throne;
      Receive thy own peculiar care,
      The Lord's anointed one.

      4 With favour look upon his face;
      Thy love's pavilion spread,
      And watchful troops of angels place
      Around his sacred head.

      5 Guard him from all who dare oppose
      Thy delegate and thee;
      From open and from secret foes,
      From force and perfidy!

      6 Confound whoe'er his ruin seek,
      Or into friends convert:
      Give him his adversaries' neck;
      Give him his people's heart.

      7 Let us, for conscience' sake, revere
      The man of thy right hand;
      Honour and love thine image here,
      And bless his mild command.

      8 Thou only didst the blessing give;
      The glory, Lord, be thine:
      Let all with thankful joy receive
      The benefit divine.

      9 To those who thee in him obey,
      The Spirit of grace impart:
      His dear, his sacred burden lay
      On every loyal heart.

      10 Still let us pray, and never cease,
      "Defend him, Lord, defend:
      Stablish his throne in glorious peace,
      And save him to the end!"

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