51. The Lord will come and not be slow

1 The Lord will come and not be slow,
his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go,
his royal harbinger.

2 Truth from the earth, like to a flower,
shall bud and blossom then;
and justice, from her heavenly bower,
look down on mortal men.

3 Rise, God, judge thou the earth in might,
this wicked earth redress;
for thou art he who shalt by right
the nations all possess.

4 The nations all whom thou hast made
shall come, and all shall frame
to bow them low before thee, Lord,
and glorify thy name.

5 For great thou art, and wonders great
by thy strong hand are done:
thou in thy everlasting seat
remainest God alone.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord will come and not be slow
Author: John Milton, the elder (c. 1563-1647)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent; Church Year: Advent; God: in judgement and justice (8 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST STEPHEN (NEWINGTON)
Composer: William Jones (1726-1800)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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