1. Our Father who in heaven art,
So holy is Thy name;
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
In heav’n and earth the same.
Come, my Saviour; O my Saviour,
Come and bless Thy people now,
At Thy feet we humbly bow,
Come and save us now.
Then we will sing our suff’rings o’er,
And praise Thee, and praise Thee evermore;
Then we’ll sing our suff’rings o’er,
And praise Thee evermore.
2. Give us this day our daily bread;
Our trespasses forgive;
As we forgive our fellow men,
May we Thy grace receive.
3. And in temptation leave us not;
From evil us defend;
For Thine, O Lord, the kingdom is,
For ever, without end.
4. Thine is the pow’r, O Lord to bring
The kingdom down to men;
Thine is the glory evermore,
And kingdom without end.
5. In that glad day shall all Thy saints
A joyful tribute bring,
Of praise and pow’r, of joy and song,
To their exalted King.
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The text for this hymn comes from James White’s second collection of hymn-texts, “Hymns for Second Advent Believers” (1852). Since this book had no melodies, I have written one to suit these words of the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13).
It is interesting to observe that even the Lord’s prayer was a “second advent” theme to Adventists, because it starts with a plea for “Thy kingdom come” and ends with a note of praise, “For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever, amen”, something that will not fully take place until Jesus returns and the resurrection unites the saints under the eternal reign of Jesus Christ and His Father.