To the kingdom promised long

To the kingdom promised long

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: AMBOY
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 To the kingdom promised long,
With his shining angel throng,
Righteous vengeance to fulfill,
Recompense for good and ill,
Adam's race from dust to call,
Lo, He cometh, Judge of all!
Adam's race from dust to call,
Lo, He cometh, Judge of all.

2 He shall speak and earth shall hear;
Rending rocks shall quake with fear,
And the waking dead shall come
From the silence of the tomb.
Shaken heavens and shattered earth
Then shall rise to second birth.
Shaken heavens and shattered earth
Then shall rise to second birth.

3 Then the glory to his own!
Then the kingdom and the crown!
Then the sinner's hope shall close;
Then begin his final woes;
Then he knocks, but knocks in vain,
Who shall break his iron chain?
Then he knocks, but knocks in vain,
Who shall break his iron chain?

4 Earth is fleeing, fleeing fast,
And its beauty fades at last;
O beloved, then, awake,
Bonds of carnal slumber break;
Wake, beloved, watch and pray,
While remains one hour of day!
Wake, beloved, watch and pray,
While remains one hour of day!

5 Judgment cometh; O beware!
Judgment cometh; O prepare!
Steadfast, steadfast let us stand,
For the Judge is nigh at hand;
Steadfast let us rest each night,
Steadfast wake at morning light.
Steadfast let us rest each night,
Steadfast wake at morning light.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #902

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: To the kingdom promised long
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain

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