1 Lord of all worlds, incline thy bounteous ear,
Thy children's voice, in tender mercy, hear;
Bear thy blest promise, fixed as hills, in mind,
And shed renewing grace on lost mankind!
2 Let Zion's walls before thee ceaseless stand,
Dear as thine eye, and graven on thy hand;
From earth's far regions Jacob's sons restore,
Oppressed by man, and scourged by thee no more.
3 Then shall mankind no more in darkness mourn,
Then happy nations in a day be born;
From east to west thy glorious name be one,
And one pure worship hail the eternal Son.
4 Then shall thy saints exult with joy divine;
Their virtues quicken, and their lives refine;
Heaven o'er the world unfold a brighter day,
And Jesus spread his reign from sea to sea!
Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #553