484. "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 clothed with might,
And every hurt 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: "Thy kingdom come," on bended knee
Title: "Thy Kingdom Come," on Bended Knee
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1891)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Matthew 6:10; Romans 13:12
Topic: God: Kingdom; Peace on Earth; World Friendship and Peace (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. FLAVIAN
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Source: Day's Psalter, 1563



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