1 Lo! he comes, with clouds descending,
once for favored sinners slain;
thousand thousand saints attending
swell the triumph of his train.
God appears on earth 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 Ev'ry island, sea, and mountain,
heav'n and earth, shall flee away;
all who hate him must, confounded,
hear the trump proclaim the day:
Come to judgment! Come to judgment!
Come to judgment, come away!
4 Now Redemption, long expected,
see in solemn pomp appear!
All his saints, by man rejected,
now shall meet him in the air.
See the day of God appear!
5 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:
alleluia! come, Lord, come.
|First Line:||Lo! he comes with clouds descending|
|Title:||Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending|
|Author (stanzas 1-2, 5):||Charles Wesley (1758)|
|Author (st. 3-4):||John Cennick (1752)|
|Alterer:||Martin Madan (1760)|
|Topic:||Christ: Kingly Office of; Christians: Triumph of; Resurrection of Believers(2 more...)|
|Source:||John Francis Wade's Cantus Diversi, 1751|