Mighty Lord, extend thine empire

Mighty Lord, extend thine empire

Author: Joseph Cottle
Tune: CORONAE (Monk)
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Mighty Lord, extend Thy kingdom,
Be the truth with triumph crowned;
Let the lands that sit in darkness
Hear the glorious gospel sound,
From our borders
To the world's remotest bound.

2 By Thine arm, eternal Father,
Scatter far the shades of night;
Let the great Immanuel's Kingdom
Open like the morning light:
Let all barriers
Yield before Thy heavenly might.

3 Come, in all Thy Spirit's power;
Come, Thy reign on earth restore;
In Thy strength ride forth and conquer,
Still advancing more and more,
Till all people
Shall Thy holy Name adore.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #375

Author: Joseph Cottle

Cottle, Joseph, b. 1770, d. 1853. A native of Bristol, and from 1791 to 1798 a bookseller and publisher. He is best known as the friend of Coleridge and Southey, of whom, in 1837, he published Recollections, and in 1847 Reminiscences. He was the author of numerous works in prose and verse. In 1801 he published a New Version of the Psalms of David, of which a 2nd edition (privately printed), appeared in 1805. In 1828 he published Hymns and Sacred Lyrics. In Three Parts, by Constantius. Only a few copies were printed with this title, the greater part of the issue reading " by Joseph Cottle," instead of "by Constantius." These Hymns, Psalms and Sacred Lyrics," Cottle says, “are all originals, written progressively through a period of 20 year… Go to person page >

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First Line: Mighty Lord, extend thine empire
Author: Joseph Cottle



William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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