1. O Jesus, king of glory,
Both David's Lord and Son!
Your realm endures forever,
In Heav'n is fixed Your throne.
Help that in earth's dominions,
Throughout from pole to pole,
Your reign may spread salvation,
To each benighted soul.

2. The Eastern sages, bringing
Their tribute gifts to You,
Bear witness to Your kingdom
And humbly bow the knee.
To You the star is pointing,
And the prophetic Word;
Hence joyously we hail You:
Our Savior and our Lord!

3. You art a mighty Monarch,
As by Your Word is told,
Yet carest You but little
For earthly goods or gold;
On no proud steed You ridest,
You wear'st no jeweled crown
Nor dwell'st in lordly castle,
But bearest scoff and frown.

4. Yet art You decked with beauty,
With rays of glorious light;
Your works proclaim Your goodness,
And all Your ways are right.
Vouchsafe to shield Your people
With Thine almighty arm
That they may dwell in safety
From those who mean them harm.

5. Ah, look on me with pity
Though I am weak and poor;
Admit me to Your kingdom
To dwell there, blest and sure.
I pray You, guide and keep me
Safe from my bitter foes,
From sin and death and Satan;
Free me from all my woes.

6. And bid Your Word within me
Shine as the fairest star;
Keep sin and all false doctrine
Forever from me far.
Help me confess You truly
And with Your Christendom
Here own You king and Savior
And in the world to come.


Text: Martin Belem, 1557-1622, abr: tr Catherine Winkworth. \89.7—'l8, st. l-9., 4-5. alts, Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, OH, 1880, SI. 3, alt Tune: Melchior Teschner, I584-1635, alt. VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN seuing © 1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer 76 76 D