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273. Lo! he comes with clouds descending

1 Lo! he comes with clouds descending,
once for favoured sinners slain;
thousand thousand saints attending
swell the sound of this refrain:
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah!
God appears on earth to reign.

2 Every eye shall now behold him
robed in awesome majesty;
those who have betrayed and sold him,
pierced and nailed him to the tree,
deeply shamed before him, deeply shamed before him,
deeply shamed before him
shall the true Messiah see.

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

4 Sing amen! let all adore you,
high on your eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory,
claim the kingdom for your own;
O come quickly, O come quickly,
O come quickly;
hallelujah! Come, Lord, come.

Text Information
First Line: Lo! he comes with clouds descending
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 (alt.)
Meter: 87.87.47 extended
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christ's Sacrifice; Consummation in Christ (7 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HELMSLEY
Meter: 87.87.47 extended
Key: G Major
Source: 18th-cent. English melody, adapted



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