CORONATION ANTHEM

CORONATION ANTHEM

TUNE:- “GOD SAVE THE KING”

Spirit of God descend,
A nations’ prayer attend,
God save King George;
Anointed at thy Word,
Let holy oil, Oh, Lord
Upon his head be poured,
God save King George.

Oh, guard him by thy peace,
Spirit of love and grace,
Long live the King;
Let England’s strength increase,
And all her foes decrease,
Till wars and conflicts cease,
Long live the King.

Through David’s glorious name,
By Jacob’s mighty fame,
God save King George;
Lords, princes, bishops, all
Before Jehovah fall;
Let church and country call,
God save King George.

God bless our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God bless Queen Mary;
‘Mong Britain’s daughters fair,
None can with her compare,
Victoria’s chosen heir,
God bless Queen Mary.

King of kings arise, defend,
Our shores from end to end,
Emmanuel;
Gird on thy conq’ring sword,
Protect us by thy Word,
All wisdom power afford,
God be with us! AMEN.

J. Smyth,
Killyless, Cullybackey,
Coronation Day, 22nd June 1911

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