655. The Lord will come and not be slow

1 The Lord will come and not be slow,
his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go,
his royal harbinger.

2 Truth from the earth, like to a flow'r,
shall bud and blossom free;
and justice, from her heav'nly bow'r,
bless all humanity.

3 The nations all whom thou hast made
shall come, and all shall frame
to bow them low before thee, Lord,
and glorify thy name.

4 For great thou art, and wonders great
by thy strong hand are done:
thou in thy everlasting seat
remainest God alone.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord will come and not be slow
Title: The Lord will come and not be slow
Author: John Milton, 1608-1674 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Year A: Proper 14; Year A: Proper 7 (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Jones, 1726-1800
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Notes: A lower setting is provided

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