Come, Thou Almighty King

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 every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
  Spirit of power.
To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
  Hence evermore.
Thy sov'reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
  Love and adore.
Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

"We do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." In the same we do not know how to praise. God, our Father, has to reign over us, Jesus, the incarnate Word, will fight for us, the Holy Spirit will witness to us and we can only respond by having Him rule in us. Even in praising the eternal Trinity, we cannot do it by ourselves, we need help. Lord Jesus, fill my heart to such a degree that it overflows in praise now and forever.

Christian Kusi-Sefa

Accra, Ghana

I felt something deep in my heart after singing. God is almighty and all victorious.

Valerie Trujillo

United States

What a glorious gem this song is! Come, Thou Almighty King!

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

This hymn appeared anonymously in George Whitefield's "Hymn Book", published in 1757. It is usually attributed to Charles Wesley, but was probably published anonymously for a good reason. Scholars think Wesley wrote this hymn as an imitation of the English national anthem, "God Save Our Gracious King." The national anthem had just been written, and it had become popular throughout England. This hymn may have been Wesley's way of keeping priorities straight. - Great Hymns of Faith by Brown & Norton


Beaverton, OR, United States

One of the children massacred in Newtown sang this beautiful hymn sitting by her piano: will never forget this hymn.

Adebisi Ade-Onojobi-Daniel

Lagos, Nigeria

It inspires my soul. This is the time sing more of the hymns to God.

Piano Hymns