Last night in the prayer meeting, my fellow leader, a retired pastor, closed with the hymn The Day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended.
I had sung it before, years and years ago and it had disappeared into the realms of those hymns which had passed into disuse. But last night it came with fresh fire, the last verse bursting out with faith:
So be it, Lord! Thy throne shall never,
Like earth's proud empires, pass away;
Thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.
Thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever! That's the promise of His Word - "Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end" (Isaiah 9v7). Glorious!