Scripture Verse

Thy kingdom come. Luke 11:2

Introduction

portrait
Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: Mar­ga­ret R. See­bach, 1940.

Music: Ell­ing­ham (Wes­ley) Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 111 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of See­bach (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Thy kingdom come!
O Father, hear our prayer;
Shine through the clouds
That darken everywhere;
Thou only light,
Thou only life and joy,
Show us the hope
That nothing can destroy.

Stumbling and blind,
We strive to do Thy will,
Trusting the word
Thou surely wilt fulfill,
That men are Thine,
However far they roam,
That love shall triumph,
And Thy kingdom come.

Come, through the faith
Whereby the Church must live;
Come, through the word
Of truth she has to give;
Come, through her teaching,
And her healing, too;
Come, through the work
United hearts can do.

Thy kingdom come,
And come Thy glorious Son.
O may our task
For Him be nobly done!
Faithful and true
Let all Thy servants be,
Till they shall bring
All nations home to Thee.