Solomon's Anointing: 1 Kings 1:28-49

Alan Marsden
Sunday, 11 October, 2020 - 10:45

1 Sweet is the work, my God, my King,
to praise thy name, give thanks and sing,
to show thy love by morning light,
and talk of all thy truth at night.

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
no mortal cares disturb my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found,
like David's harp of solemn sound!

3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,
and bless his works, and bless his word;
thy works of grace, how bright they shine,
how deep thy counsels, how divine!

4 And I shall share a glorious part,
when grace has well refined my heart,
and fresh supplies of joy are shed,
like holy oil, to cheer my head.

5 Then shall I see and hear and know
all I desired or wished below;
and every power find sweet employ
in that eternal world of joy.

-Isaac Watts 

Jesus is king and I will extol Him

Give Him the glory, and honour His name

He reigns on high, enthroned in the heavens

Word of the Father, exalted for us


We have a hope that is steadfast and certain

Gone through the curtain and touching the throne

We have a Priest who is there interceding

Pouring His grace on our lives day by day


We come to Him, our Priest and Apostle

Clothed in His glory and bearing His name

Laying our lives with gladness before Him

Filled with His Spirit we worship the King


O Holy One, our hearts do adore You

Thrilled with Your goodness we give You our praise

Angels in light with worship surround Him

Jesus, our Saviour, forever the same

 -Wendy Churchill. © 1981 Authentic Publiushing.


O worship the King all glorious above,
and gratefully sing his power and his love:
our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.

O tell of his might and sing of his grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
his chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust are feeble as frail -
in you do we trust, for you never fail;
your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end!
our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.

O measureless Might, unchangeable Love,
whom angels delight to worship above!
Your ransomed creation, with glory ablaze,
in true adoration shall sing to your praise!

Robert Grant (1779-1838) after William Kethe (ca. 1559-1594)


See, the Conqueror mounts in triumph;

see the King in royal state,

riding on the clouds, his chariot,

to his heavenly palace gate.

Hark! the choirs of angel voices

joyful alleluias sing,

and the portals high are lifted

to receive their heavenly King.


Who is this that comes in glory,

with the trump of jubilee?

Lord of battles, God of armies,

he has gained the victory.

he who on the cross did suffer,

he who from the grave arose,

he has vanquished sin and Satan,

he by death has spoiled his foes.


He has raised our human nature

on the clouds to God's right hand;

there we sit in heavenly places,

there with him in glory stand:

Jesus reigns, adored by angels;

man with God is on the throne;

mighty Lord, in thine ascension

we by faith behold our own.


Glory be to God the Father,

glory be to God the Son,

dying, risen, ascending for us,

who the heavenly realm has won;

glory to the Holy Spirit, t

to One God in persons Three;

glory both in earth and heaven,

glory, endless glory, be.

-Christopher Wordsworth


1 Rejoice, the Lord is King:
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

2 Jesus, the Savior, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When He has purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

3 His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o'er earth and heav'n;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv'n:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

4 Rejoice in glorious hope!
Our Lord and judge shall come
And take His servants up
To their eternal home:
We soon shall hear the archangels's voice;
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

-Charles Wesley