Soon Shall Restitution Glory

A Hymn

SOON shall restitution glory
Bring to earth a blessed rest;
And the poor, and faint, and weary
Shall be lifted up and blest.

Just beyond the coming trouble
See the reigning Prince of Peace!
Lo! God’s kingdom now is coming,
And oppression soon must cease.

Sing! O sing! ye heirs of glory,
Shout the tidings as you go!
Publish wide redemption’s story—
All, its healing balm should know.

Tell how Eden’s bloom and beauty
Once again shall be restored,
Making all man’s wide dominion
As the garden of the Lord.

Tell how Satan’s dark dominion
Shall at once be overthrown,
And from out death’s gloomy prison,
All earth’s loved ones soon shall come.

O yes, sing, ye heirs of glory,
Shout your triumph far and near,
Let the notes of praise and singing
Sweetly fall on sorrow’s ear.

This hymn sometimes in 7 verses and with a chorus was written over a century ago now. It appears in two hymnbooks now passed out of common use in the U.K. called ‘Winnowed Hymns’ and ‘Jubilee Harp’. Its not known how close now to the original author’s words these words will have remained but the sentiments can still be appreciated.

Acts 3:20‑21 He shall send Jesus Christ, ...whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Isaiah 40:31 They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Daniel 12:1 Michael (shall) stand up, the great prince:...and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered.

Isaiah 9:6‑7 Unto us a child is born,...and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God,...The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,...and upon his kingdom,...and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever and ever.

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Revelation 11:15 The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever.

Revelation 22:2 There the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Genesis 1:28 God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Ezekiel 36:35‑36 They shall say, "This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.

Isaiah 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Revelation 20:2 He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.

Isaiah 42:6‑7 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness,...and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isaiah 61:1 The LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

Romans 8:16‑17 The Spirit...beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint‑heirs with Christ; if...we suffer with him,...we may be also glorified together.

John 5:28‑29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth.

Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.