O Lord, Our Monarch Bless

Let us lift up in prayer His Majesty the King. May he seek the Lord like King Hezekiah of Judah, and be granted a long lease of life.

'Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord'. Isaiah 38:2, New King James Version.

O Lord, our monarch bless

With strength and righteousness:

Long may he reign:

His heart inspire and move

With wisdom from above;

And in a nation's love

His throne maintain.

-William Hickson, 1836

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