Jesus, Fix Thy Kingdom Here

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1 Jesus, fix Thy kingdom here!
Thy kingdom is the stone,
Sent from Heav’n in man t’appear,
And stand on earth alone;
Let it now the image smite,
Break the iron and the clay,
Conquer, not by power or might,
And force the world t’obey.

2 By this stone to powder ground
The kingdoms all shall be:
Then their place no more is found,
When earth submits to Thee;
Let Thy kingdom now prevail,
All opposing power disperse,
To a boundless mountain swell,
And fill the universe.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4477

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, fix Thy kingdom here!
Title: Jesus, Fix Thy Kingdom Here
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.7.7.6
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scriptures (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

AMSTERDAM (Foundery Collectin)

For more tune info, see Zahn 7341a or Hymn Tune Index 1648a-d. Note that attributions to James Nares don't appear until after 1820.

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