4097. Lo! What a Glorious Sight Appears

1. Lo! what a glorious sight appears
To our believing eyes!
The earth and sea are passed away,
And the old rolling skies.

2. From the third heav’n, where God resides,
That holy, happy place,
The new Jerusalem comes down,
Adorned with shining grace.

3. Attending angels shout for joy,
And the bright armies sing—
“Mortals, behold the sacred seat
Of your descending King.

4. “The God of glory down to men
Removes His blest abode;
Men, the dear objects of His grace,
And he the loving God.

5. His own soft hand shall wipe the tears
From every weeping eye,
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears,
And death itself, shall die.

6. How long, dear Savior! O how long
Shall this bright hour delay?
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time,
And bring the welcome day.

Text Information
First Line: Lo! what a glorious sight appears
Title: Lo! What a Glorious Sight Appears
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ST. ANNE, William Croft, 1708; ST. JAMES, Raphael Courteville, 1696; ST. SAVIOUR, Frederick G. Baker, 1876<
Tune Information
Name: SONG 67 (Gibbons)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Arranger: Henry T. Smart, 1813-1879
Meter: CM
Incipit: 15345 66551 67761
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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