345 - King of Glory, King of Peace

Tune: Gwalchmai

This is a beautiful hymn for beginning a worship service, IMHO, even though it's an "I" hymn as opposed to a "We" hymn -- normally for gathering the community, a collective "We" hymn is better than something which speaks of individual piety.  But in this case, I make an exception, because of the strength of the text.  I wish there were more verses, because the text is so well-crafted on so many levels.  Good old George Herbert!