H. Bonar

GREAT King of kings, why dost Thou stay?

Why tarriest Thou upon Thy way?

Why lingers the expected Day?

Thy kingdom come.


Life in its fulness is with Thee,

Life in its holy liberty;

From death and chains this world set free:

Thy kingdom come.


O King of glory, King of peace,

Bid all these storms and tumults cease,

Bring in Thy reign of righteousness:

Thy kingdom come.


Peace, gentle peace, is on its way,

And holy love this earth to sway;

Hasten, O Lord, that glorious day:

Thy kingdom come.


Oh, bid Thy blessed gospel go

Forth to each child of sin and woe,

That all Thy wondrous grace may know:

Thy kingdom come.


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