This is one of our oldest English hymns, dating back to at least 1757. The words were published anonymously, though some give the credit to Charles Wesley. Felice de Giardini wrote the music to the hymn in 1769. It’s a Trinity hymn praising our Father all-glorious, the Son (Incarnate Word), and the Spirit (Holy Comforter), and concluding with praise, love and adoration for the One in Three.
Come, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing
Help us to praise;
Father, all-glorious, o’er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us, Ancient of Days.
Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword;
Our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless, and give Thy word success;
Spirit of holiness, on us descend.
Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art, now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart, Spirit of Power.
To Thee great One in Three,
The highest praises be,
Thy Sov’reign majesty may we in glory see,
And to eternity love and adore.
Come Thou Almighty King, music by Felice de Giardini, Public Domain
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