1 Great God, whose universal sway
The known and unknown worlds obey,
Now give the kingdom to Thy Son,
Extend his power, exalt his throne.
2 The sceptre well becomes his hand;
And kings shall bow to his command:
His justice shall avenge the poor,
And pride and rage prevail no more.
3 With power he vindicates the just
And treads oppressors in the dust;
His worship and his fear shall last
Till sin and death from earth have passed .
4 The saints shall flourish in his days,
And wear the robes of joy and praise;
Peace like a river from his throne
Shall flow to nations yet unknown.
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