The Universal Reign of Christ.
Arm of the Lord! awake, awake;
Put on thy strength, the nation shake;
And let the world, adoring, see
Triumphs of mercy, wrought by thee.
2 Say to the heathen, from thy throne,
|I am Jehovah -- God alone!|
Thy voice their idols shall confound,
And cast their altars to the ground.
3 No more let human blood be spilt,
Vain sacrifice for human guilt;
But to each conscience be applied
The blood, that flowed from Jesus' side.
4 Almighty God! thy grace proclaim
In every clime, of every name,
Till adverse powers before thee fall,
And crown the Savior -- Lord of all.
William Shrubsole, 1776.