1 Come, sing praises to the Lord above,
rock of our salvation, Lord of love;
with delight into God's presence move,
for the Lord our God is king!
God is king above the mountains high,
the ocean deep, the land and sky;
mighty continents and islands lie
within the hollow of God's hand.

2 Come to worship him and bow the knee,
praise our shepherd with humility;
humble creatures in his hand are we
sing the praise of God the king!

3 Hear the story of God's people now,
you with stubborn hearts who will not bow;
learn what happened long ago and how
God can show you who is king!

4 Forty years God kept the prize away,
made them wander till they would obey,
exiled all of them until the day
they would honour him as king!

After Venite , Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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