Scripture Verse

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. Luke 11:2


Words: Fred­er­ick L. Hos­mer, 1905.

Music: St. Ce­ci­lia (Hayne) Leigh­ton G. Hayne, Mer­ton Tune Book 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hayne (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Frederick L. Hosmer (1840–1929)


Thy king­dom come, O Lord,
Wide circ­ling as the sun;
Fulfill of old Thy Word
And make the na­tions one.

One in the bond of peace,
The ser­vice glad and free
Of truth and right­eous­ness,
Of love and eq­ui­ty.

Speed, speed the longed for time
Foretold by rap­tured seers—
The pro­phe­cy sub­lime,
The hope of all the years.

Till rise at last, to span
Its firm foun­da­tions broad,
The com­mon­wealth of man,
The ci­ty of our God.