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|’TIS to Thee we owe allegiance,
God, our Saviour and our King:
May we render true obedience,
Every day our tribute bring;
And with rapture
Of Thy love and glory sing.
|2||May we bow to Thy dominion,
Yielding to Thy righteous sway;
Careless of the world’s opinion,
May we all Thy will obey;
Saviour, lead us,
Lead us in Thy perfect way.
|3||Thine is greatness never wasting,
High Thou art, with glory crowned;
Thine a kingdom everlasting,
Grace and truth Thy throne surround;
While all others,
Vanish, and no more are found.
|4||Happy they whom Thou dost govern!
Great their peace, their honour great;
Thee beholding, Thee their Sovereign,
Thee enthroned in royal state;
Who before Thee ever wait.
|Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855|