Lord, When Thy Kingdom Comes

Lord, when Thy kingdom comes, remember me

Author: William Dalrymple Maclagan
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1 'Lord, when thy kingdom comes, remember me!'
Thus spake the dying lips to dying ears;
O faith, which in that darkest hour could see
the promised glory of the far-off years!

2 No kingly sign declares that glory now,
no ray of hope lights up that awful hour;
a thorny crown surrounds the bleeding brow,
the hands are stretched in weakness, not in power.

3 Hark! Through the gloom the dying Saviour saith,
'thou too shalt rest in paradise today:'
O words of love to answer words of faith!
O words of hope for those who live to pray!

4 Lord, when with dying lips my prayer is said,
grant that in faith thy Kingdom I may see;
and, thinking on thy cross and bleeding head,
may breathe my parting words, 'remember me.'

*5 Remember me, but not my shame or sin;
thy cleansing blood hath washed them all away;
thy precious death for me did pardon win;
thy blood redeemed me in that awful day.

6 Remember me; and, ere I pass away,
speak thou the assuring word that sets us free,
and make thy promise to my heart, 'Today
thou too shalt rest in paradise with me.'

Source: CPWI Hymnal #159

Author: William Dalrymple Maclagan

Maclagan, William Dalrymple , D.D., son of David Maclagan, M.D., was born in Edinburgh, June 18, 1826. In early life he entered the army, and served for some time in India. Retiring with the rank of lieutenant, he entered St. Peter's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1856 and M.A. in 1860. Taking Holy Orders, he was curate of St. Saviour's, Paddington, 1856-58, and St. Stephen's, Marylebone, 1858-60. He then became Secretary to the London Diocesan Church Building Society, from 1860 to 1865; curate of Enfield, 1865-69; Rector of Newington, 1869-75; and Vicar of Kensington, 1875-78. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen, and Prebendary of Reculverland in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In 1878 he was consecrated Bishop of Lichfield.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, when Thy kingdom comes, remember me
Title: Lord, When Thy Kingdom Comes
Author: William Dalrymple Maclagan
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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