Thy Kingdom Come

The clarion call to service

Author: Mrs. C. H. M.
Tune: [The clarion call to service]
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1 The clarion call to service,
Is ringing far and near,
And fields all white to harvest,
On right and left appear;
Colaborers with Christ are we,
To bring the glorious victory.

Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
In ev’ry land beneath the sun;
With eager hearts today
We Thy children plead and pray,
O Lord, Thy kingdom come.

2 For open doors not longer
Thy children need to pray,
But grace and strength to follow,
Where Jesus leads the way;
For open doors on ev’ry hand,
Invite us to possess the land. [Refrain]

3 We’re looking for the morning,
The day expected long,
When Jesus shall be victor,
Right triumph over wrong,
From pole to pole and shore to shore,
Christ shall be Kind and Conqueror. [Refrain]

Author: Mrs. C. H. M.

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The clarion call to service
Title: Thy Kingdom Come
Author: Mrs. C. H. M.
Refrain First Line: Thy kingdom come
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain


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