Remaining in Parliament for several years as a politician and public servant, Robert was deeply concerned with social issues. Through persistent effort he eventually passed a bill which emancipated England’s Jews.
After the Parliament, Robert accepted a high position in the East India Company. During his time in India he was soon asked to be governor of Bombay, and true to his nature, he accepted. As governor, he had the opportunity to improve the poverty and spiritual condition of the common people.
Although busy with social concerns much of his life, Robert still managed to pen “O Worship the King,” one of the greatest hymns in the English language. This hymn was written under the inspiration of both the Holy Spirit and Psalm 104:1-7.