620. Judge Eternal, throned in splendor

1 Judge Eternal, throned in splendor,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
With thy living fire of judgment
Purge this land of bitter things;
Solace all its wide dominion
With the healing of thy 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 thy sword;
Feed the faint and hungry heathen
With the richness of thy Word;
Cleanse the body of this nation
Through the gospel of the Lord.


Text Information
First Line: Judge Eternal, throned in splendor
Author: Henry Scott Holland (1902)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. 8. 7.
Topic: God: Judge; Hope; National (2 more...)
Language: English
Notes: St. 3, lines 5 and t, alt.
Tune Information
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. 8. 7.
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh traditional melody

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