1 "Your 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.
|First Line:||"Your kingdom come" -- on bended knee|
|Title:||"Your Kingdom Come" -- On Bended Knee|
|Author:||Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840-1929)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 72; Isaiah 9:1-7; Isaiah 58:1-14; Malachi 3:1-4; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Revelation 22:1-21|
|Topic:||Advent; Justice; Kingdom|
|Source:||Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749|