816a. Thy kingdom come, O God

1 Thy kingdom come, O God,
thy rule, O Christ, begin;
break with thine iron rod
the tyrannies of sin.

2 Where is thy reign of peace
and purity and love?
When shall all hatred cease,
as in the realms above?

3 When comes the promised time
that war shall be no more,
and lust, oppression, crime
shall flee thy face before?

4 We pray thee, Lord, arise,
and come in thy great might;
revive our longing eyes,
which languish for thy sight.

5 Men scorn thy sacred name,
and wolves devour thy fold;
by many deeds of shame
we learn that love grows cold.

6 O'er lands both near and far
thick darkness broodeth yet:
arise, O Morning Star,
arise, and never set!

Text Information
First Line: Thy kingdom come, O God
Author: Lewis Hensley (1824-1905)
Meter: 66 66
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year: Advent; Justice; Kingdom Of God (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Leighton George Hayne (1836--1883)
Meter: 66 66
Key: G Major

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