Thy kingdom come, O God,

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    CGS No.: 
    452

    Verse 1
    Thy kingdom come, O God,
    Thy rule, O Christ, begin;
    Break with Thine iron rod
    The tyrannies of sin.

    Verse 2
    Where is Thy reign of peace,
    And purity, and love?
    When shall all hatred cease,
    As in the realms above?

    Verse 3
    When comes the promised time
    That war shall be no more ?
    Oppression, lust, and crime
    Shall flee Thy face before?

    Verse 4
    We pray Thee, Lord, arise,
    And come in Thy great might;
    Revive our longing eyes,
    Which languish for Thy sight.

    Verse 5
    Men scorn Thy sacred name,
    And wolves devour Thy fold;
    By many deeds of shame
    We learn that love grows cold.

    verse 6
    O'er heathen lands afar
    Thick darkness broodeth yet:
    Arise, O morning Star,
    Arise, and never set!