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.
|First Line:||Thy kingdom come! On bended knee|
|Author:||Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840--1929)|
|Topic:||Advent; Assurance; Church Year: Advent(4 more...)|
|Source:||A Collection of Hymns, Dublin, 1749|