Come, Thou Almighty King

Author-Anonymous c.1757 or Charles Wesley or George Whitfield's Hymn Book, 1757
Composer-Felice de Giardini 1769 (1716-1796)
Psalm 24:9,10

1.    Come, Thou Al-might-y King,
        Help us Thy name to sing,
        Help us to praise:
        Fa-ther, all-glo-ri-ous,
        O'er all vic-to-ri-ous,
        Come, and reign o-ver us,
        An-cient of Days.

2.   Come, Thou In-car-nate Word,
        Gird on Thy might-y sword,
        Our pray'r at-tend:
        Come, and Thy peo-ple bless,
        And give Thy word suc-cess:
        Spir-it of ho-li-ness,
        On us de-scend.

3.    Come, Ho-ly Com-fort-er,
        Thy sa-cred wit-ness bear
        In this glad hour:
        Thou who al-might-y art,
        Now rule in ev-'ry heart,
        And ne'er from us de-part,
        Spir-it of pow'r.

4.    To the great One in Three
        E-ter-nal prais-es be
        Hence ev-er-more
        His sov-'reign maj-es-ty
        May we in glo-ry see,
        And to e-ter-ni-ty,
        Love and a-dore.

4abc.    To Thee, great One in Three,
        E-ter-nal prais-es be,
        Hence ev-er-more:
        Thy sov-'reign maj-es-ty
        May we in glo-ry see,
        And to e-ter-ni-ty
        Love and a-dore.

A similar song with the same tune, but different lyrics is titled: Come to Us, Mighty King and was arranged by Robert Carwithen in 1972. Published in The Worshipbook, The Westminster Press, Philadelphia 1972.

a  Praise! Our Songs and Hymns, Singspiration Music, Grand Rapids, MI

b The Methodist Hymnal, The Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN

c The Hymnbook, Published by Presbyterian Church in the United States, The United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Reformed Church in America 1955