God’s Kingdom on the earth is now
His sovereign government within;
’Tis Christ Himself in us to live
As Lord and King to rule and reign.
His life with His authority
Enthrones Him now within our hearts
To govern all our words and deeds
And regulate our inward parts.
The Lord enthroned within our hearts
His Kingdom doth establish there,
Assuring His full right to reign
And for God’s purpose to prepare.
’Tis by His reign within our hearts
That life to us He e’er supplies;
When taking Him as Lord and King,
His wealth our being satisfies.
’Tis by His ruling from within
His fulness vast is testified;
’Tis when His inner kingdom rules
His Body’s blessed and edified.
’Tis by His heav’nly rule within
As heav’nly citizens we live;
’Tis by submission to His rule
Expression of His reign we give.
Here in this heav’nly realm we live,
And with this heav’nly pow’r possessed
We walk and fight in heav’nly light
Until the Kingdom’s manifest.