The Redeemer’s triumphant reign.
O THOU whom we adore,
To bless our earth again,
Assume thine own almighty power,
And o’er the nations reign.
The world’s Desire and Hope,
All power to thee is given;
Now set the last great empire up,
Eternal Lord of heaven.
2 Where all thy laws are spurn’d,
Thy holy name profaned,
And where the ruin’d world has mourned
With blood of millions stain’d:
Reveal the glorious scene;
The heathen claim for thine;
And there the endless reign begin
With majesty divine.
3 A gracious Saviour, thou
Wilt all thy creatures bless;
And every knee to thee shall bow,
And every tongue confess.
According to thy word,
Now be thy grace reveal’d-,
And with the knowledge of the Lord,
Let all the earth be ﬁll’d.
Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)