The promise has been given
That our Lord will come again,
And earth will bloom with beauty
When with angels He appears;
Then He o’er sin will triumph,
And no death, no grief nor pain
Shall be in His dominion
While He reigns one thousand years.
One thousand years of gladness,
One thousand years of peace,
Shall come when Jesus reigns on earth
And bids all strife to cease;
One thousand years of blessing,
One thousand years of love,
Will make this world resplendent
With glory from above.
Then Satan shall be bound with chains
And in the pit be thrown,
Where, held a captive he no more
The nations can deceive;
While those who have been true to Christ
And suffering for Him known,
The resurrection call shall hear
And all their graves shall leave.
Oh! blessèd are the faithful
Who shall then be first to rise,
For over them the second death
No power can obtain;
Their Savior’s face they shall behold
With glad, adoring eyes,
And sharing in His kingdom, they
One thousand years shall reign.