613. Thy kingdom come, O God

1 Thy kingdom come, O God!
Thy rule, O Christ begin!
Break with thine iron rod
the 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,
oppression, lust, and 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 Wherever near or far
thick darkness broodeth yet:
arise, O Morning Star,
arise, and never set!

Text Information
First Line: Thy kingdom come, O God
Author: Lewis Hensley, 1824-1905
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 66. 66
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Leighton George Hayne, 1836-1883
Meter: 66. 66
Key: G Major or modal

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