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815. Thy kingdom come! On bended knee

1 Thy kingdom come! On bended knee
the passing ages pray;
and faithful souls have yearned to see
on earth that kingdom's day.

2 But the slow watches of the night
not less to God belong;
and for the everlasting right
the silent stars are strong.

3 And lo, already on the hills
the flags of dawn appear;
gird up your loins, ye prophet souls,
proclaim the day is near:

4 The day in whose clear-shining light
all wrong shall stand revealed,
when justice shall be throned in might,
and every hurt be healed;

5 When knowledge, hand in hand with peace,
shall walk the earth abroad:
the day of perfect righteousness,
the promised day of God.

Text Information
First Line: Thy kingdom come! On bended knee
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840--1929)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CM
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent; Assurance; Church Year: Advent (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: IRISH
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: A Collection of Hymns, Dublin, 1749



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