‘Come Thou Almighty King’

Felice de Giardini wrote this hymn in 1648 (I remember that from the hymnal!) and churches have been singing it and loving it ever since: Come Thou Almighty King. Sung here by the Laodicean Church of God.

‘Come, Thou Almighty King’

This hymn was sung a lot in our church, and I remembered the name of the author, as given in the hymnal: Felice De Giardini. He published the music in 1769. No one knows who wrote the lyrics, sometimes attributed to Charles Wesley.

Here it is from the choir at St. Peter’s RC Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

‘Come Thou Almighty King’

Sometime in the 18th century, Italian composer Felice de Giardini created what has become the standard melody for this ancient hymn, first seen in a hymnal dating from 1580. Come Thou Almighty King–and the sooner, the better!

This is a contemporary arrangement by Mark Miller, backed up by gorgeous photos of God’s handiwork in nature. I won’t even try to resist the combination.

‘Come, Thou Almighty King’

This 18th century hymn by Felice de Giardini, Come Thou Almighty King, gets a 21st century performance by Mark Miller. Ordinarily, I prefer this not be done. But there’s also something to be said for spirit and exuberance in praising God–so let’s have some!

Thanks to Susan for suggesting it.