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57. Lo! he comes, with clouds descending

1 Lo! he comes with clouds descending,
once for our salvation slain;
thousand, thousand saints attending
swell the triumph of his train:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ the Lord returns to reign.

2 Every eye shall now behold him,
robed in dreadful majesty;
those who set at nought and sold him,
pierced, and nailed him to the tree,
deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
deeply wailing,
shall the true Messiah see.

3 Those dear tokens of his passion
still his dazzling body bears,
cause of endless exultation
to his ransomed worshipers;
with what rapture, with what rapture,
with what rapture,
gaze we on those glorious scars!

4 Yea, amen! let all adore thee,
high on thine eternal throne;
Savior, take the power and glory;
claim the kingdom for thine own:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou shalt reign, and thou alone.

Text Information
First Line: Lo! he comes, with clouds descending
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 87. 87 12 7
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HELMSLEY
Composer (melody): Thomas Augustine Arne , 1710-1778
Composer (melody): Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 87. 87 12 7
Key: G Major



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