Thy Kingdom Come, O God

Thy Kingdom come, O God; Thy rule, O Christ, begin;

Author: Lewis Hensley
Tune: ST. CECILIA (Hayne)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Thy Kingdom come, O God;
Thy rule, O Christ, begin;
Break with Thine iron rod,
Thy tyrannies of sin.

2 Where is Thy reign of peace
And purity and love?
When shall all hatred cease,
As in the realms above?

3 When comes the promised time
That war shall be no more,
And lust, oppression, crime,
Shall flee Thy face before?

4 We pray Thee, Lord, arise,
And come in Thy great might;
Revive our longing eyes,
Which languish for Thy sight.

5 Men scorn Thy sacred name,
And wolves devour Thy fold;
By many deeds of shame,
We learn that love grows cold.

6 O'er heathen lands afar,
Thick darkness broodeth yet;
Arise O Morning Star
Arise and never set.


Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #229

Author: Lewis Hensley

Hensley, Lewis, M.A., born May, 1824, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where in 1846 he graduated as Senior Wrangler, and first Smith's Prizeman. From 1846 to 1852 he was a Fellow and Assistant Tutor of Trinity College. Taking Holy Orders in 1851, he held successively the Curacy of Upton-with-Chalvey, Bucks; the Vicarage of Ippolyts-with-Great-Wymondly, Hertfordshire, and that of Hitchin, in the same county; Rural Dean, 1867. His works include Household Devotions; Shorter Household Devotions, &c. His hymns appeared in his Hymns for the Sundays after Trinity, London, Bell & Daldy, 1864; and Hymns for the Minor Sundays from Advent to Whitsuntide, London, Bell & Daldy, 1867. His Advent hymn, "Thy Kingdom come, O God," is from the la… Go to person page >



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