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!