1 Glory and pow’r and dominion be unto Thee,
Jesus, Thou mighty Redeemer, blest One in Three,
For Thine alone is the right to be Lord of all;
Let ev’ry nation and kindred before Thee fall.
Lord most holy, Lord most mighty,
Thou alone shalt rule the world;
All will worship Thee, all will honor Thee,
And Thy banner of love shall be unfurled.
Holy, holy, holy, O Lord, art Thou;
Creation awaits for Thy coming to reign
When all will before Thee bow.
2 Lo, ev’ry tongue shall confess Thee on that Great Day,
Monarchs shall fall down before Thee, Thy voice obey;
Hearts that despise Thy salvation, Thy name shall own,
All men shall praise Thee, and worship before Thy throne. [Refrain]
3 Come, then, O blessed Redeemer, and claim Thy Bride!
Thou who hast borne our transgressions, and bled and died;
Come in Thy power and glory to rule and reign,
Thine is the right to the kingdom, for Thou wast slain. [Refrain]
Avis Marguerite Burgeson was born in 1895 and lived in Chicago all her life. She attended the Moody Church, pastored for many years by Dr. Harry Ironside. In 1917, Avis Burgeson married Ernest Christiansen who later became a vice president of Moody Bible Institute. She was a modest and retiring woman, and sometimes used pen names: Avis Burgesson, Christian B. Anson and Constance B. Reid. She began writing poems in childhood, and before her death in 1985 had written thousands of them. She died in 1985.
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