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King of the universe, Lord of the ages

King of the universe, Lord of the ages,
maker of all things, sustainer of life;
source of authority, wise and just creator,
hope of the nations: we praise and adore.

2. Powerful in majesty, throned in the heavens—
sun, moon and stars by your word are upheld;
time and eternity bow within your presence,
Lord of the nations: we praise and adore.

3. Wisdom unsearchable, fathomless knowledge
past understanding by our clever brain;
ground of reality, basis of all order,
guide to the nations: we praise and adore.

4. Justice and righteousness, holy, unswerving—
all that is tainted shall burn in your flame;
sword-bearing Deity, punisher of evil,
judge of the nations: we praise and adore.

5. Ruler and potentate, sage and lawgiver,
humbled before you, unworthy we bow;
in our extremity, show us your forgiveness,
merciful Father: we praise and adore.

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