473. 'Thy kingdom come!' -- on bended knee

1 'Thy kingdom come!' -- on bended knee
the passing ages pray;
and faithful souls have yearned to see
on earth that kingdom's day.

2 But the slow watches of the night
not less to God belong;
and for the everlasting right
the silent stars are strong.

3 And lo, already on the hills
the flags of dawn appear;
gird up your loins, ye prophet souls,
proclaim the day is near:

4 The day in whose clear-shining light
all wrong shall stand revealed,
when justice shall be throned with might,
and every heart be healed:

5 When knowledge, hand in hand with peace,
shall walk the earth abroad,
the day of perfect righteousness,
the promised day of God.

Text Information
First Line: 'Thy kingdom come!' -- on bended knee
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840-1929)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:19; 2 Peter 3:8-10; Habakkuk 2:14; Isaiah 2:2-5; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 21:11-12; Isaiah 32:1; Isaiah 40:3-5; Isaiah 65:25; Jeremiah 1:17; Luke 2:25-26; Luke 11:2; Luke 12:2-3; Luke 12:35; Matthew 6:10; Micah 4:1-5; Psalm 50:6; Psalm 74:16; Psalm 85:10-13; Psalm 97:6; Revelation 21:4; Romans 13:11
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Risen - Coming Again; Christian Year: Advent; Justice and Peace1 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: IRISH
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749; Harm: compilers of English Hymnal, 1906



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