Scripture Verse

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Matthew 6:10


Mary A. Lathbury (1841–1913)

Words: Ma­ry A. Lath­bu­ry, in The As­sem­bly Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John H. Vin­cent (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881).

Music: Lan­dås An­dré E. M. Gré­try (1741–1813). Ar­ranged by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (1838–1921) (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


O Shepherd of the name­less fold,
The bless­èd Church to be,
Our hearts with love and long­ing turn
To find their rest in Thee;
Thy king­dom come, its heav’n­ly walls
Unseen around us rise,
And deep in lov­ing hu­man hearts
Its broad foun­da­tions rise.

O ho­ly king­dom, hap­py fold,
The bless­èd Church to be,
Our hearts in love and wor­ship turn
To find them­selves in thee!
Thy bounds are known to God alone,
For they are set above;
The length, the breadth, the height are one,
And mea­sured by His love.