185. Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending

1 Lo, He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favored sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train:
Alleluia! alleluia!
God appears on earth to reign.

2 Every eye shall now behold Him,
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.

3 Now redemption, long expected,
See in solemn pomp appear;
All His saints, by men rejected,
Now shall meet Him in the air:
Alleluia! alleluia!
See the day of God appear.

4 Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Savior, take the pow'r and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own:
O, come quickly, O, come quickly!
Everlasting God, come down.


Text Information
First Line: Lo, He comes with clouds descending
Title: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
Author: Martin Madan (1760)
Author: Charles Wesley (1758)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 1:7
Topic: Ascension and Reign; Christ: Advent (second); Christ: Reign (2 more...)
Source: Based on John Cennick, 1752
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1867)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: A Major

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