81. O Wondrous Kingdom Here On Earth

1 O wondrous Kingdom here on earth
That Jesus Christ has founded,
Thy glory, peace and precious worth
No tongue has fully sounded.

2 Invisible as mind and soul,
And yet of light the fountain,
Thy brightness shines from pole to pole
Like beacons from the mountain.

3 Thy secret is the Word of God,
Which does what it proposes,
Which lowers mountain high and broad
And clothes the waste with roses.

4 Thine is the glory of the King,
Who bore affliction solely
That He the crown of life might bring
To sinners poor and lowly.

5 And when His advent comes to pass,
The Christian's strife is ended;
What here we see as in a glass
Shall then be comprehended.

6 Then shall the kingdom bright appear
With glory true and vernal
And usher in the golden year
Of peace and joy eternal.

Text Information
First Line: O wondrous Kingdom here on earth
Title: O Wondrous Kingdom Here On Earth
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Christian Church
Tune Information
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Key: d minor
Source: Danish Folk Melody

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