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

Introduction

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John Goss
(1800–1880)

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.