Until his kingdom come

Until his kingdom come

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [Until his kingdom come]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Until his kingdom come,—
The kingdom of our Lord,—
Until the earth shall own his name,
In ev’ry land adored:

Refrain:
We’ll work, and watch, and wait,
At noonday, night, and morn,
And never lay our armor by
Till Christ obtain his crown.

2 Until his kingdom come,
And all the desert wild
Rejoice and blossom as the rose,
With sinners reconciled: [Refrain]

3 Until his kingdom come,
And earth’s remotest bound,
O’er all the wide expanse shall hear
And know the joyful sound: [Refrain]

4 Until his kingdom come,
The universal reign
Of righteousness and peace on earth
The nations shall proclaim: [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #24

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Until his kingdom come
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: We'll work and watch and wait

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