‘Tis to Thee we owe allegiance

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 213 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

’TIS to Thee we owe allegiance,
God, our Saviour and our King:
May we render true obedience,
Every day our tribute bring;
And with rapture
Of Thy love and glory sing.

May we bow to Thy dominion,
Yielding to Thy righteous sway;
Careless of the world’s opinion,
May we all Thy will obey;
Saviour, lead us,
Lead us in Thy perfect way.

Thine is greatness never wasting,
High Thou art, with glory crowned;
Thine a kingdom everlasting,
Grace and truth Thy throne surround;
While all others,
Vanish, and no more are found.

Happy they whom Thou dost govern!
Great their peace, their honour great;
Thee beholding, Thee their Sovereign,
Thee enthroned in royal state;
Happy people!
Who before Thee ever wait.

Author: Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)
Tune: Regent Square
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813-79)

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