264. Judge Eternal, throned in splendor

1 Judge Eternal, throned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with your living fire of judgement
purge this land of bitter things;
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of your 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 God, your own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with your sword;
feed the faithless and the hungry
with the richness of your word;
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Judge Eternal, throned in splendor
Author: Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87 87
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:15; Hebrews 6:4-5; Hebrews 12:29; Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 33:22; Isaiah 58:6-12; Isaiah 60:2; Leviticus 19:9-18; Malachi 4:1-3; Psalm 82; Titus 2:13-14
Topic: Our Response to God: in intercession and petition; The Church Celebrates: National Life; God: in judgement and justice (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Welsh traditional melody in Musical Relics of Welsh Bards 1800; harmonised English Hymnal, 1906

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