The God of Heaven [shall] 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
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John Goss (1800-1880)

Elizabeth Scott, 1763.

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

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.