Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Christ's universal reign

996 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
Christ’s universal reign.

HASTEN, Lord, the glorious time,
   When, beneath Messiah’s sway,
   Every nation, every clime,
   Shall the gospel call obey.

2 Mightiest kings his power shall own;
   Heathen tribes his Name adore;
   Satan and his host, o’erthrown,
   Bound in chains, shall hurt no more.

3 Then shall wars and tumults cease;
   Then be banish’d grief and pain;
   Righteousness, and joy, and peace,
   Undisturb’d, shall ever reign.

4 Bless we, then, our gracious Lord;
   Ever praise his glorious Name;
   All his mighty acts record,-
   All his wondrous love proclaim.
                         Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

<idle musing>
I've never heard of Lyte before, and hymnary.org credits it to a Harriet Auber.

For Lyte, hymnary.org lists a Henry Frank Lyte, with this note:

In many instances, however, through mistaking Miss Auber's (q. v.) Spirit of the Psalms, 1829, for his, he is credited with more than is his due.
So that explains it.
</idle musing>

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