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Thy day of power has come

Thy day of power has come

Author: T. H. Stockton
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Thy day of power has come!
This holy dawn divine!
And Zion's hills, renewed in youth,
With dews of beauty shine.

2 Now may the promised grace
Be fully shed abroad;
And all thy willing people haste
To do the will of God.

3 The Father wills that thou,
Exalted at his side,
Our only prophet, priest, and king,
Forever shalt abide:--

4 That all who love thy name,
One brotherhood shall be;
Kept by the standard of thy Word
From all divisions free!--

5 That all thy foes shall bow
Submissive at thy feet;
And heaven and earth with one accord
Thy perfect empire greet.

6 Let Jews and Gentiles cry,
Amen! God's will be done!
Jesus, who died upon the cross,
We hail thee on thy throne.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #229

Author: T. H. Stockton

Stockton, Thomas Hewlings, D.D. (Mount Holly, New Jersey, June 4, 1808--October 9, 1868, Philadelphia). The son of William S., founder and editor of The Wesleyan Repository, 1821, and Elizabeth S. (Hewlings) Stockton. Largely educated in private schools, after studying medicine for a time and spending some five years following literary pursuits, he was admitted to the Maryland Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. A voluminous writer, he became one of the most eloquent preachers of the nineteenth century in America. When but twenty-five years of age he was elected chaplain of the House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, serving in that capacity the sessions of 1835-1836, 1859-1860, 1861-1862, and in 1862 was… Go to person page >

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Author: T. H. Stockton