|72 (3)||Psalm 72 Version 3||7 7. 7 7|
|HASTEN, Lord, the glorious time,
When, beneath Messiah’s sway,
Every nation, every clime,
Shall Thy majesty obey.
|2||Then shall wars and tumults cease,
Then be banished grief and pain;
Righteousness, and joy, and peace,
Undisturbed shall ever reign.
|3||As when soft and gentle showers
Fall upon the thirsty plain,
Springing grass and smiling flowers
Clothe the wilderness again . . .
|4||So Thy Spirit shall descend,
Softening every stony heart,
And His sweetest influence lend,
All that’s lovely to impart.
|5||Time shall sun and moon obscure,
Seas be dried, and rocks be riven,
But His reign shall still endure,
Endless as the days of Heaven.
|6||Bless we, then, our gracious Lord,
Ever praise His glorious name,
All His mighty acts record,
All His wondrous love proclaim.
|Harriet Auber, 1773-1862|