1 COME, Desire of nations, come!
Hasten, Lord, the general doom!
Hear the Spirit and the bride;
Come, and take us to thy side.
2 Thou, who hast our place prepared,
Make us meet for our reward;
Then with all thy saints descend;
Then our earthly trials end.
3 Mindful of thy chosen race,
Shorten these vindictive days;
Who for full redemption groan,
Hear us now, and save thine own.
4 Now destroy the man of sin;
Now thine ancient flock bring in!
Filled with righteousness divine,
Claim a ransomed world for thine.
5 Plant thy heavenly kingdom here,
Glorious in thy saints appear;
Speak the sacred number sealed;
Speak the mystery revealed.
6 Take to thee thy royal power;
Reign, when sin shall be no more,
Reign, when death no more shall be;
Reign to all eternity.