O Thou Eternal Christ of God   3 comments


Above:  Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, Georgia, Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935), of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1784-1939); the Methodist Protestant Church (1828-1939); the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1845-1939); and The Methodist Church (1939-1968)

Words (1933) by Calvin Weiss Laufer (1864-1938), U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist


1.  O Thou Eternal Christ of God,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Establish Thou for evermore

The triumph now begun.

A mighty host, by Thee redeemed,

Is marching in Thy train:

Thine is the Kingdom and the power,

And Thou in love shalt reign.

2.  O Holy Saviour of mankind,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

We bear with Thee the scourge and cross

If so Thy will is done.

And be the road uphill or down,

Unbroken or well trod,

We go with Thee to claim and build

A city unto God.

3.  O Thou whose dreams enthrall the heart,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Ride on till tyranny and greed

Are evermore undone.

In mart and court and parliament

The common good increase,

Till men at least shall ring the bells

Of brotherhood and peace.

4.  O Thou who art the Life and Light,

Exalted Lord and King.

We hail Thine august majesty

And loud hosanna sing.

Until in every land and clime

Thine ends of love are won:

O Christ, Redeemer, Brother, Friend,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

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