The Kingdom of God (Rees, Scott)

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Sung at the Church of Saint Matthew on 6/17/2018. st-matts.org

1. The kingdom of God is justice and joy;
    For Jesus restores what sin would destroy.
    God's power and glory in Jesus we know;
    And here and hereafter the kingdom shall grow.

2. The kingdom of God is mercy and grace;
    The captives are freed, the sinners find place,
    The outcast are welcomed God's banquet to share;
    And hope is awakened in place of despair.

3. The kingdom of God is challenge and choice:
    Believe the good news, repent and rejoice!
    God's love for us sinners brought Christ to his cross:
    Our crisis of judgement for gain or for loss.

4. God's kingdom is come, the gift and the goal;
    In Jesus begun, in heaven made whole.
    The heirs of the kingdom shall answer his call;
    And all things cry 'Glory!' to God all in all.

Text: Bryn A. Rees, 1911-1983, © Mrs. Olwen Scott
Tune: LAUDATE DOMINUM, 10 10 11 11; Charles H. H. Parry, 1848-1918

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