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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;
        Happy people!
    Who before Thee ever wait.
Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855