Father Is Not Thy Promise Pledged


Father, is not thy promise pledged
To thine exalted Son,
That through the nations of the earth
Thy word of life shall run?

“Ask, and I give the heathen lands
For thine inheritance,
And to the world’s remotest ends
Thine empire shall advance.”

Hast thou not said the blinded Jews
Shall their Redeemer own;
While Gentiles to his standard crowd,
And bow before his throne?

Are not all kingdoms, tribes and tongues
Under the expanse of heaven,
To the dominion of thy Son
Without exception given?

From east to west, from north to south,
Then be his name adored!
Let earth, with all its millions, shout
Hosannas to the Lord!

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