The kings of earth are in the hands

The kings of earth are in the hands

Author: C. H. Spurgeon (1866)
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1 THE kings of earth are in the hands
Of God who reigns on high;
He in their council chamber stands
And sees with watchful eye.

2 Though foolish princes tyrants prove
And tread the godly down,
Though earth's foundations all remove,
He weareth still the crown.

3 They proudly boast a godlike birth;
In death like men they fall;
Arise, O God, and judge the earth,
And rule the nations all.

4 When shall Thy Son, the Prince of Peace,
Descend with glorious power?
Then only shall oppression cease;
Oh, haste the welcome hour.

Source: Spurgeon's Own Hymn Book #82

Author: C. H. Spurgeon

Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, the world-famous preacher, was born June 19, 1834, at Kelvedon, in Essex, where his father was Congregational minister. He was educated at Colchester, and at an Agricultural College at Maidstone, after which he was for a few years usher in schools at Newmarket and Cambridge. In 1851 he became minister of a small Baptist church at Waterbeach, near Cambridge, and soon attained great popularity. In 1854 he removed to New Park Street, London, the place where Drs. Gill and Rippon had formerly ministered, and ere long the thronging of people to hear him led, first, to the temporary occupation of Exeter Hall, and of the Surrey Music Hall, and then to the erection of the great Metropolitan Tabernacle, where he still minist… Go to person page >

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First Line: The kings of earth are in the hands
Author: C. H. Spurgeon (1866)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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