Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor   1 comment


Above:  Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, Georgia, Good Friday, March 29, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Words (1902) by Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)


Hymn Source = The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church (1957)


1.  Judge eternal, throned in splendor,

Lord of hosts and King of kings,

With Thy living fire of judgement

Purge this land of bitter things;

Solace all its wide dominion

With the healing of Thy wings.

2.  Still the weary folk are pining

For that hour that brings release;

And the city’s crowded clangor

Cries aloud for sin to cease;

And the homesteads and the woodlands

Plead in silence for their peace.

3.  Crown, O God, Thine own endeavor;

Cleave our darkness with Thy sword;

Feed the faint and hungry peoples

With the richness of Thy Word;

Cleanse the body of the nation

Through the glory of the Lord.

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