"Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor"
                      by Henry S. Holland, 1847-1918
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Judge eternal, throned in splendor,
        Lord of lords and King of kings,
        With Thy living fire of judgment
        Purge this realm 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 peoples
        With the richness of Thy Word;
        Cleanse the body of this nation
        Thro' the glory of the Lord.

Notes: Hymn #576 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 59:16 Author: Henry S. Holland, 1902 Composer: J. Christian Kittel, 1790 Tune: "Bis wilkommen"
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