1 O wondrous Kingdom here on earth
That Jesus Christ has founded,
Thy glory, peace and precious worth
No tongue has fully sounded.
2 Invisible as mind and soul,
And yet of light the fountain,
Thy brightness shines from pole to pole
Like beacons from the mountain.
3 Thy secret is the Word of God,
Which does what it proposes,
Which lowers mountain high and road
And clothes the waste with roses.
4 Thine is the glory of the King,
Who bore affliction solely
That He the crown of life might bring
To sinners poor and lowly.
5 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.
6 Then shall the kingdom bright appear
With glory true and vernal
And usher in the golden year
Of peace and joy eternal.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #81
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|American Lutheran Hymnal #81||O Wondrous Kingdom Here On Earth||O wondrous Kingdom here on earth||KINGDOM||J. C. Aaberg; N. F. S. Grundtvig||8 7 8 7||1930||The Means of Grace | The Christian Church|