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!
   God is 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!
   God 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!
   God is king ...

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