Now is come…the kingdom of our God.@Revelation 12:10

John Johns, in Beard’s Collection, 1837.

St. George (Gauntlett) Henry J. Gauntlett, 1848 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. Gauntlett (1805-1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

Come, kingdom of our God,
Sweet reign of light and love!
Shed peace and hope and joy abroad,
And wisdom, from above.

Over our spirits first
Extend Thy healing reign;
There raise and quench the sacred thirst
That never pains again.

Come, kingdom of our God!
And make the broad earth Thine;
Stretch o’er her lands and isles the rod
That flowers with grace divine.

Soon may all tribes be blest
With fruit from life’s glad tree;
And in its shade like brothers rest,
Sons of one family.

Come, kingdom of our God,
And raise the glorious throne
In worlds by the undying trod,
When God shall bless His own.