418. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor

1 Judge eternal, throned in splendor,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
With your living fire of judgment
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 clangor
Cries aloud for sin to cease;
And the homesteads and the woodlands
Plead in silence for their peace.

3 Crown, O God, thine own endeavor;
Cleave our darkness with your sword;
Feed the faint and hungry peoples
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
Title: Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor
Author: Henry S. Holland, 1847-1918
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Society; Judgment; Nation
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh, 18th cent.

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