Thy kingdom come, on bended knee

Dublin Hymn Book (1749)

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Thy Kingdom come, on bended knee
the passing ages pray;
and faithful souls have longed to see
on earth that Kingdom’s day:

But the slow watches of the night
no less to God belong;
and for the everlasting right
the silent stars are strong


And lo, already on the hills
the flags of dawn appear;
gird up your loins, ye prophet souls,
proclaim the day is near:

The day in whose clear-shining light
all wrong shall be revealed,
when justice shall be throned in might,
and ev’ry hurt be healed.

When knowledge, hand in hand with peace,
shall walk the earth abroad:
the day of perfect righteousness,
the promised day of God.

F.L.Hosmer (1891)

Added: 3 December 2021 for Advent II

Organ: Little Waldingfield