367. The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow

1 The Lord will come and not be slow,
His footsteps cannot err;
Before him righteousness shall go,
His royal harbinger.

2 Truth from the earth, like to a flow'r,
Shall bud and blossom then;
And justice, from her heav'nly bow'r,
Look down on mortal men.

3 Rise, God, and judge the earth in might,
This wicked earth redress;
For you are he who shall by right
The nations all possess.

4 For great you are, and wonders great
By your strong hand are done:
You in your everlasting seat
Remain the Lord alone.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord will come and not be slow
Title: The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow
Author: John Milton, 1608-1684
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Psalm 82:8; Psalm 96:13
Topic: The Church: The Kingdom of God; Christ: Second Coming and Judgment of; God: Justice of
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1701)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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