720. The Kingdom of God

1 The kingdom of God is justice and joy;
For Jesus restores what sin would destroy.
God's power and glory in Jesus we know;
And here and hereafter the kingdom shall grow.

2 The kingdom of God is mercy and grace;
The captives are freed, the sinners find place,
The outcast are welcomed God's banquet to share;
And hope is awakened in place of despair.

3 The kingdom of God is challenge and choice:
Believe the good news, repent and rejoice!
God's love for us sinners brought Christ to his cross:
Our crisis of judgement for gain or for loss.

4 God's kingdom is come, the gift and the goal;
In Jesus begun, in heaven made whole.
The heirs of the kingdom shall answer his call;
And all things cry "Glory!" to God all in all.

Text Information
First Line: The kingdom of God is justice and joy
Title: The Kingdom of God
Author: Bryn A. Rees, b. 1911
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Kingdom / Reign of God; Lent I: B
Copyright: © 1973, Alexander Scott
Tune Information
Name: LAUDATE DOMINUM
Composer: Charles H. H. Parry, 1848-1918
Meter: 10 10 11 11
Key: B♭ Major



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