Thy kingdom come, O God (Leighton George Hayne)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and melody from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard. Verses not underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and 4-part harmony from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard. Verses underlaid.

General Information

Title: Thy kingdom come, O God
Composer: Leighton George Hayne
Tune: St. Cecilia
Lyricist: Lewis Hensley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 177

Description:

External websites: http://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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Thy kingdom come, O God,
thy rule, O Christ, begin;
break with thine iron rod
the tyrannies of sin.

Where is thy reign of peace
and purity and love?
When shall all hatred cease,
as in the realms above?

When comes the promised time
that war shall be no more,
and lust, oppression, crime
shall flee thy face before?

We pray thee, Lord, arise,
and come in thy great might;
revive our longing eyes,
which languish for thy sight.

Men scorn thy sacred name,
and wolves devour thy fold;
by many deeds of shame
we learn that love grows cold.

O’er lands both near and far
thick darkness broodeth yet:
arise, O morning star,
arise, and never set.