Christ My Song - 405
Peace! earth’s last battle has been won - The kingdom
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
2. Rest! the world's day of toil is past:
each storm is hushed above, below;
creation's joy has come at last,
after six thousand years of woe.
3 Messiah reigns! earth's king has come;
its diadems are on his brow,
its rebel kingdoms have become
his everlasting kingdom now.
4. This earth again is paradise;
the desert blossoms as the rose;
clothed in its robes of bridal bliss,
creation has forgot its woes.
5 O, long-expected, absent long,
star of creation's troubled gloom!
Let heaven and earth break forth in song,
Messiah! Saviour! art thou come?
6 For thou hast bought us with thy blood,
and thou wast slain to set us free;
thou mad'st us kings and priests to God,
and we shall reign on earth with thee!
Horatius Bonar, Songs of Love and Joy 7.