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Thy Kingdom Come

Representative Text

1 Oh! daughter of Zion, awaken to duty,
The Master is calling thee now to arise:
Enclothe thee in garments of love, truth and beauty,
Your Bridegroom is coming now soon from the skies.

Press on, press on, the kingdom is come,
The battle be fought, and the victory won;
When glory eternal, and life evermore
Shall be our reward on that sorrowless shore.

2 The night is far spent, and the daystar is nearing,
When darkness shall flee at the coming of dawn,
And glory transcendent, for all the God-fearing,
That waited, and watch'd for the morning so long. [Chorus]

3 The light of God's word, by his Prophets predicted,
Betokens the nearness of Salem's great King,
To pour out his wrath upon all the convicted,
But joy everlasting to all his saints bring. [Chorus]

4 The glory of nations is rapidly waning,
Earth's time-wrecks are scattered o'er sea and oe'r land;
But soon will Messiah, the last vict'ry gaining,
Establish his kingdom eternal and grand. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #49

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O daugher of Zion, awaken to duty
Title: Thy Kingdom Come
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Press on, press on, the kingdom will come
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #49

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