367. The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow

1 The Lord will come and not be slow,
his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go,
his royal harbinger.

2 Truth from the earth, like to a flow'r,
shall bud and blossom then,
and justice, from her heav'nly bow'r,
look down on mortal men.

3 Rise, God, and judge the earth in might,
this wicked earth redress;
for you are he who shall by right
the nations all possess.

4 For great you are, and wonders great
by your strong hand are done:
you in your everlasting seat
remain the Lord alone.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord will come and not be slow
Title: The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow
Author: John Milton, 1608-1684 (Alt. 1990, mod.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Church: The Kingdom of God; Christ: Second Coming and Judgment of; God: Justice of
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1701)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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