Come, kingdom of our GodAuthor: John Johns
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1 Come, kingdom of our God,
Sweet reign of light and love!
Shed peace and hope and joy abroad,
And wisdom from above.
2 O'er all our spirits first
Extend thy healing reign;
There raise and quench the sacred thirst,
That never pains again.
3 Come, kingdom of our God,
And make the broad earth thine!
Stretch o’er her lands and isles the rod
That flowers with grace divine.
4 Soon may all tribes be blest
With fruit from life’s glad tree;
And in its shade like brothers rest,
Sons of one family.
Come, kingdom of our God. J. Johns. [Prayer for the increase of Spiritual Life.] Contributed to Beard's Manchester Unitarian Collection, 1837, No. 203, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Prayer for the kingdom of God." In 1840 it was repeated in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, and subsequently in numerous Unitarian and other collections in Great Britain and America. It is sometimes used on behalf of Missions. The fifth stanza, which is the finest in the hymn, is usually omitted in the American collections. Original text in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, and the American Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, with, in the latter, stanza v., line 2, "raise the," for "raise Thy glorious throne."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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