Thy kingdom come! on bended knee (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-15)  CPDL #61993:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2020-12-15)  CPDL #61992:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 95 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Thy kingdom come! on bended knee
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: Irish
Lyricist: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published: 1749
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 178
Description: Melody from Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749

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Original text and translations

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Thy kingdom come! on bended knee
the passing ages pray;
and faithful souls have yearned to see
on earth that kingdom’s day.

But the slow watches of the night
not 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 stand revealed,
when justice shall be throned in might,
and every 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.