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 with might,
and every heart 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:||Life in Christ: Christ Risen - Coming Again; Christian Year: Advent; Justice and Peace(1 more...)|
|Source:||A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749; Harm: compilers of English Hymnal, 1906|