580. Judge eternal, throned in splendour

1 Judge eternal, throned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgment
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.

2 Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city's crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.

3 Crown, O Lord, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
cheer the faint and feed the hungry
with the richness of thy word;
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Judge eternal, throned in splendour
Author: Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
Meter: 87 87 87
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Justice and Peace; City; God: in judgement and justice (7 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh traditional melody in Musical Relics of Welsh Bards, 1800

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