514. When the King shall come again

Author: Christopher Idle

When the king shall come again
all his power revealing,
splendour shall announce his reign,
life and joy and healing:
earth no longer in decay,
hope no more frustrated;
this is God’s redemption-day
longingly awaited.

2. In the desert trees take root
fresh from his creation;
plants and flowers and sweetest fruit
join the celebration.
Rivers spring up from the earth,
barren lands adorning:
valleys, this is your new birth;
mountains, greet the morning!

3. Strengthen feeble hands and knees;
fainting hearts, be cheerful!
God who comes for such as these
seeks and saves the fearful.
Deaf ears hear the silent tongues
sing away their weeping;
blind eyes see the lifeless ones
walking, running, leaping.

4. There God’s highway shall be seen
where no roaring lion,
nothing evil or unclean
walks the road to Zion;
ransomed people, homeward bound,
all your praises voicing,
see your Lord with glory crowned,
share in his rejoicing!

Scriptures: 1 Peter 5:8, Luke 18:8, Romans 8:19-23, Hebrews 2:9, Isaiah 51:11, Acts 3:1-10, Luke 19:10, Luke 21:28, Isaiah 11:16, Isaiah 29:18, Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 35, Isaiah 40:3-5, Isaiah 41:18-19, Isaiah 42:18, Isaiah 52:1, Isaiah 55:12-13, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Zephaniah 3:16, Zechariah 8:13, Matthew 11:2-6, Luke 7:18-23, Hebrews 12:12-13

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