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98. 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 reveals His endless reign.

2 Ev'ry 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;
Saviour, take the pow'r and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own.
O come quickly, O come quickly, O come quickly!
Alleluia! come, Lord, come!

Text Information
First Line: Lo! He comes with clouds descending
Title: Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Author: C. Wesley, 1707-88
Meter: 87 87 12 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Watchfulness; Advent 2
Tune Information
Name: HELMSLEY
Composer (melody): T. Olivers, 1725-99
Arranger: R Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 87 87 12 7
Key: G Major



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