Come, thou Conqueror of the nationsAuthor: Charles Wesley
Tune: CORONAE (Monk)
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1. Come, Thou conqueror of the nations,
Now on Thy white horse appear;
Earthquakes, famines, desolations
Signify Thy kingdom near:
True and faithful!
Stablish Thy dominion here.
2. Thine the kingdom, power, and glory;
Thine the ransomed nations are.
Let the heathen fall before Thee,
Let the isles Thy power declare.
Judge and conquer
All mankind in righteous war.
3. Thee let all mankind admire,
Object of our joy and dread!
Flame Thine eyes with heavenly fire,
Many crowns upon Thy head.
But Thine essence
None, except Thyself, can read.
4. Yet we know our mediator,
By the Father’s grace bestowed;
Meanly clothed in human nature,
Thee we call the Word of God.
Flesh Thy garment,
Dipped in Thy own sacred blood.
5. Captain, God of our salvation,
Thou who hast the wine press trod,
Borne the Almighty’s indignation,
Quenched the fiercest wrath of God,
Take the kingdom,
Claim the purchase of Thy blood.
6. On Thy thigh and clothing written,
Show the world Thy heavenly name,
That, with loving wonder smitten,
All may glorify the Lamb.
All adore Thee,
All the Lord of hosts proclaim.
7. Honor, glory, and salvation
To the Lord our God we give.
Power, and endless adoration,
Thou art worthy to receive.
King of kings, forever live!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1047
Come, Thou Conqueror of the nations. C. Wesley. [Whitsuntide.] From his Hymns on the Expected Invasion, 1759, when it was feared that an attack on England would be made by the French. The tract was published in 1759, this hymn being No. 8, in 8 stanzas of 6 lines. In 1830 it was included, with the omission of stanza v., in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and is retained in the ed. of 1875. It is also found in other collections, including Kennedy, 1863, No. 1077, where it is given as "Come, great Conqueror of the nations, in 5 stanzas, the abbreviation being made by the omission of stanzas iii. and iv. Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi. p. 160.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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