Thy Kingdom Come

Thy kingdom come, the prayer in deep contrition

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: ["Thy kingdom come!" the prayer in deep contrition]
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1 “Thy kingdom come!” the pray’r in deep contrition
Our hearts upraise, e’en when our lips are dumb;
Hush Thou our hate, rebuke our vain ambition,
And teach us how to make Thy kingdom come.

Thy kingdom come, Thy kingdom come,
O Master! This the pray’r we lift with one accord;
Use thou our lives to spread it fast and faster,
Bid Thy kingdom come thru us, O Lord.

2 Thy kingdom come to all the sad-eyes toilers
Who serve in helpless slav’ry to the strong;
How long shall men be of Thy gifts despoilers?
How long shall greed o’erride us—Lord, how long? [Chorus]

3 Thy kingdom come to all the warring nations;
Breathe Thou thru us the love that conquers strife;
Breathe Thou thru us above the desolation,
The benediction of eternal life. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #147

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy kingdom come, the prayer in deep contrition
Title: Thy Kingdom Come
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thy kingdom Come
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Today #147

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