1 Most wondrous is of all on earth
The kingdom Jesus founded,
Its glory, peace, and precious worth
No tongue has fully sounded.
2 Invisible as mind and soul,
And yet of light the fountain,
Its brightness shines from pole to pole
Like lights from lofty mountain.
3 Its secret is the Word of God,
Which does what it proposes.
Which lowers mountains high and broad
And clothes the waste with roses.
4 Let foes against the kingdom rage
With hatred and derision,
God crowns its reign from age to age,
And brings it to fruition.
5 Its glory rises like the morn
When waves at sunrise glitter,
Or like in May the verdant corn
As birds above it twitter.
6 It is the glory of the King
Who bore affliction solely
That He the crown of life might bring
To sinners poor and lowly.
7 And when His advent comes to pass
The Christian's strife is ended,
What here we see as in a glass
Shall then be comprehended.
8 Then shall the kingdom bright appear
With glory true an vernal
And bring His saved a golden year
Of peace and joy eternal.
Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #137
|First Line:||Most wondrous is of all on earth The kingdom Jesus founded|
|Title:||Most Wondrous Is Of All On Earth|
|Danish Title:||Vidunderligst af alt paa Jord|
|Author:||N. F. S. Grundtvig|
|Translator:||J. C. Aaberg|