The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Judge Eternal, Throned In Splendor

Words: Henry Scott Holland, 1902, 1909

Music: Komm, O komm, du Geist des Lebens
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St. Leonard,
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Rhuddlan

Meter: 87 87 87

1. Judge eternal, throned in splendor,
    Lord of lords and King of kings,
With Thy living fire of judgment
    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 the 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 heathen 1
    With the richness of Thy word;
Cleanse the body of this nation
    Through the glory of the Lord.

Note:

1. Or: Feed all those who do not know thee Return

Sheet Music "Alleluia Dulce Carmen" from Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910, #161.

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