1 Hasten, Lord, the glorious time,
When, beneath Messiah’s sway,
Every nation, every clime,
Shall the gospel’s call obey.
2 Then shall wars and tumults cease,
Then be banish’d grief and pain;
Righteousness, and joy, and peace.
Undisturb’d shall ever reign.
3 As when soft and gentle showers
Fall upon the thirsty plain,
Springing grass and blooming flowers
Clothe the wilderness again;
4 So Thy Spirit shall descend,
Soft’ning every stony heart,
And its 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.