Thy Kingdom Come
An anthem for choir and orchestra.

Duration: 5' 45"
Difficulty: 3/5

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Text
Thy Kingdom Come
J.A.C. Redford (1953- )

In a world torn by hatred and suffering
Can a confident peace be found?
And if God, by sheer grace, should provide it,
Shall we hoard it or let it abound?

Where the need is so great, shall love falter?
God alone has enough for the task.
Let us open our hearts for His answer
To all we imagine or ask.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
Here on the earth as it is above.
May we spread your Word with a heart of love.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.

Not a kingdom of might, nor of power,
But the rulership over each soul
Of the One, who by right as our Maker,
Gave His blood to make broken things whole

Let us pour out our lives in His service
The persuasion of love unfeigned
As we bear to the lost news of healing
Every wound in His glorious name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
Here on the earth as it is above.
May we spread your Word with a heart of love.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.

Nations shall rise, nations shall fall.
Thy kingdom come unto them all.
Whether we wax or whether we wane,
May our allegiance be first to Your name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
Here on the earth as it is above.
May we spread your Word with a heart of love.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.

© Copyright 1999 by J.A.C. Redford. All rights reserved.
Commission & Performance History
Thy Kingdom Come premiered on February 14, 1999 at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California with Ed Cobb conducting. It was featured April 30, 1999 at the Salvation Army National Advisory Organizations Conference.