5a. 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!
Christ, the Lord, returns to reign.

2 Ev'ry 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 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,
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

4 Yea, Amen! let all adore thee,
High on thine eternal throne:
Saviour, take the power and glory;
Claim the kingdoms for thine own:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou shalt reign, and Thou alone!


Text Information
First Line: Lo! he comes, with clouds descending
Author: Charles Wesley (1758, alt.)
Meter: 87.87.87.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1940
Topic: Advent; Advent IV: The Holy Communion Closing; Ember Days: Evening Prayer Closing
Tune Information
Meter: 87.87.87.
Key: D Major

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