Thy Kingdom come, O Lord

Thy Kingdom come, O Lord. Frederick Lucian Hosmer* (1840-1929).   This was published in Unity Hymns and Chorals, Revised and Enlarged (Chicago, The Unity Publishing Co., The Abraham Lincoln Centre, 1913), edited by Hosmer with William Channing Gannett*, sub-titled ‘A Book for Heart, Home, Church’. This hymn was entitled ‘The Prophecy Sublime’. It is frequently said to have been written in 1905, but The Hymnal 1940 Companion (1951), gives 1904 (p. 317). It was certainly published before 1913, because it appears in Hymns of the Kingdom of God (1910), edited by Henry Sloane Coffin* and Ambrose White Vernon (see Hymnary.org.).  In most hymnals it appears in four 4-line stanzas, set to ST...

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