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Thy Scepter, Jesus, Shall Extend

Thy scepter, Jesus, shall extend

Author: Frans Mikael Franzen
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thy scepter, Jesus, shall extend
As far as day prevaileth;
Thy glorious kingdom, without end,
Shall stand when all else faileth;
Thy blessed Name shall be confessed,
And round Thy cross, forever blest,
Shall kings and people gather.

2 The child when born to Thee we take,
To Thee in death we hasten;
In joy we often Thee forsake,
But not when sorrows chasten.
Where truth and virtue are oppressed,
Where sorrow dwells, pain and unrest,
Thy help alone availeth.

3 Come, Jesus, then, in weal and woe,
In life and death be near us;
Thy grace upon our hearts bestow,
And let Thy Spirit cheer us,
For every conflict strength afford,
And gather us in peace, O Lord,
When all the world Thou judgest.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #265

Author: Frans Mikael Franzen

Franzén, Franz Michael, was born at Uleabôrg, Finland, in 1772, and educated at the University of Abo, where he became Librarian and Professor of Literary History. He was subsequently Minister at Kumla, Orebro, Sweden, and then of Santa Clara, in Stockholm. He was consecrated Bishop of Hernosand, in 1841, and died there in 1847. (See Supplement to Longfellow's Poets and Poetry of Europe.) Of his pieces one is in English common use. It begins "Jesum haf i ständigt minne," translated by Mrs. Charles in her Christian Life in Song, 1858, p. 250, as "Jesus in Thy memory keep" (Looking unto Jesus). Usually it begins with stanza ii., "Look to Jesus, till, reviving." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy scepter, Jesus, shall extend
Title: Thy Scepter, Jesus, Shall Extend
Author: Frans Mikael Franzen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Hymnal and Order of Service #192a

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Hymnal and Order of Service #192b

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Hymnal #192

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Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E145

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Sunday School Book #80

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #265


The Hymnal and Order of Service #265

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d608

The Luther League Hymn Book #d152

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