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334. Your kingdom come, O God!

1 Your kingdom come, O God!
your rule, O Christ, begin;
break with thine iron rod
the tyrannies of sin,

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

3 When comes the promised time,
the end of strife and war;
when lust, oppression, crime
and greed shall be no more?

4 O Lord our God, arise
and come in your great might!
revive our longing eyes
which languish for your sight.

5 As rebels scorn your name
and wolves devour your fold,
by man deeds of shame
we learn that love grows cold.

6 On nations near or far
thick darkness gathers yet:
arise, O Morning Star,
arise and never set!

Text Information
First Line: Your kingdom come, O God!
Author: L. Hensley (1824-1905)
Meter: 6 6 6 6
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's World: Nations, Justice, and Peace; Advent 1: The Advent Hope; Christmas 1: The Incarnation (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. CECILIA
Composer: L. G. Hayne (1836-1883)
Meter: 6 6 6 6
Key: F Major



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