King of all ages, throned on high

King of all ages, throned on high,
Yet saviour too of those with faith,
Death at your onslaught died in fear
And grace triumphant rules supreme.

Risen from death, the heav'nly Christ
Receives from God the Father's hand
Power over all created things:
A gift he could not know on earth.

Then at your coming on the clouds
With shining strength to be our judge,
Cancel the debt we owe you still,
Give back the glory we have lost.

Glory to you, O Christ our Lord,
Exalted far beyond our sight,
Reigning for evermore,
With Father and with Paraclete.


Text: 10th century Latin
Translation: Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
Tune: Paul Isom