Psalm 132: Arise, O King of Grace, Arise (O Savior, Come)


This text teases out Christological imagery from the Psalm in a way that only Watts can do, making this song perfect for both Christ the King Sunday and the season of Advent.

PowerPoint slides for congregational singing are available from Digital Songs & Hymns.

words by Isaac Watts, 1791
music by Greg Scheer
copyright November 23, 2011
CCLI #6443405
OneLicense #2014-9

1. Arise, O King of grace, arise,
And enter to your rest:
Lo your Church waits with longing eyes
Thus to be owned and blessed.

O Savior, come! Take up your throne;
O Savior, dwell with us. O dwell in us.
O Savior, come! Make us your home;
O Savior, dwell in us.

2. Enter with all your glorious train,
Your Spirit and your Word;
All that the ark did once contain
Could no such grace afford. 

O Savior, come…

3. Here, mighty God, accept our vows,
Here let your praise be spread;
Bless the provision of your house,
And fill your poor with bread. 

O Savior, come…

4. Here let the Son of David reign
Let God’s Anointed shine;
Justice and truth his court maintain,
With love and power divine. 

O Savior, come…

5. Here let him hold a lasting throne;
And as his kingdom grows,
Fresh honors shall adorn his crown,
And shame confound his foes.

O Savior, come…