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Thy kingdom come, O God!

Thy kingdom come, O God, Thy reign, O Christ, begin

Author: Lewis Hensley (1867)
Tune: ST. CECILIA (Hayne)
Published in 106 hymnals

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1 Thy kingdom come, O God,
Thy reign, O Christ, begin;
Break with Thine iron rod
The tyrannies of sin.

2 Where is Thy rule of peace
And purity, and love?
When shall all hatred cease,
As in the realms above?

3 When comes the promised time
That war shall be no more,
Oppression, lust, and crime
Shall flee Thy face before?

4 We pray Thee, Lord, arise,
And come in Thy great might;
Revive our longing eyes,
Which languish for Thy sight.

5 Men scorn Thy sacred name,
And wolves devour Thy fold;
By many deeds of shame
We learn that love grows cold.

6 O'er heathen lands afar
Thick darkness broodeth yet:
Arise, O morning Star,
Arise, and never set.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Lewis Hensley

Hensley, Lewis, M.A., born May, 1824, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where in 1846 he graduated as Senior Wrangler, and first Smith's Prizeman. From 1846 to 1852 he was a Fellow and Assistant Tutor of Trinity College. Taking Holy Orders in 1851, he held successively the Curacy of Upton-with-Chalvey, Bucks; the Vicarage of Ippolyts-with-Great-Wymondly, Hertfordshire, and that of Hitchin, in the same county; Rural Dean, 1867. His works include Household Devotions; Shorter Household Devotions, &c. His hymns appeared in his Hymns for the Sundays after Trinity, London, Bell & Daldy, 1864; and Hymns for the Minor Sundays from Advent to Whitsuntide, London, Bell & Daldy, 1867. His Advent hymn, "Thy Kingdom come, O God," is from the la… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #6726
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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #816aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #816bText
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #774
Church Family Worship #67
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #509
Complete Mission Praise #949
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #613Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #177
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #783
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #334Text
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #519
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #269
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #276
The Cyber Hymnal #6726TextScoreAudio
Include 92 pre-1979 instances