Thy kingdom come, O Lord, Wide circling as the sun

Thy kingdom come, O Lord, Wide circling as the sun

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer
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1 Thy Kingdom come, O Lord,
Wide-circling as the sun;
Fulfill of old Thy word,
And make the nations one,
One in the bond of peace,
The service glad and free
Of truth and righteousness,
Of love and equity.

2 Speed, speed the longed-for time
Foretold by raptured seers,
The prophecy sublime,
The hope of all the years,
Till rise at last, to span
Its firm foundations broad,
The commonwealth of man,
The city of our God.


Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #365

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy kingdom come, O Lord, Wide circling as the sun
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Frederick C. Maker (b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 1844; d. Bristol, 1927) composed INVITATION for this text. Also known as COME TO THE SAVIOR, the tune was published in the Bristol Tune Book (1881), edited by Alfred Stone and others. Well matched to the text, INVITATION begins gently but inv…

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