Scripture Verse

The God of Heaven [will] set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Daniel 2:44


John Goss (1800–1880)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Eli­za­beth Scott, 1763.

Music: Ar­thur’s Seat John Goss, in Hymns and Songs of Praise (New York: 1874) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Scott (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


All hail, in­car­nate God!
The won­drous things fore­told
Of Thee in sac­red writ,
With joy our eyes be­hold:
Still does Thine arm new tro­phies wear,
And mon­uments of glo­ry rear.

To Thee the hoa­ry head
Its sil­ver hon­ors pays;
To Thee the bloom­ing youth
Devotes his bright­est days:
And ev­ery age their trib­ute bring,
And bow to Thee, all conq­uer­ing King!

O haste, vic­to­ri­ous Prince,
That hap­py, glo­ri­ous day,
When souls like drops of dew
Shall own Thy gen­tle sway:
O may it bless our long­ing eyes,
And bear our shouts be­yond the skies.

All hail, tri­um­phant Lord!
Eternal be Thy reign;
Behold the na­tions sue
To wear Thy gen­tle chain:
When earth and time are known no more,
Thy throne shall stand for­ev­er sure.