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25. Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending

1 Lo, he comes with clouds descending,
see the Lamb for sinners slain!
Thousand thousand saints attending
join to sing the glad refrain:
hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!
God appears on earth to reign.

2 Every eye shall now behold you,
robed in awesome majesty;
all who jeered, and mocked, and sold you,
pierced, and nailed you to the tree,
deeply grieving, deeply grieving, deeply grieving,
shall the true Messiah see.

3 Now redemption, long expected
see in pomp appear;
all the saints, by us rejected,
thrill the trumpet sound to hear:
hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!
See the day of God appear!

4 Yea! Amen! Let all adore you,
high on your eternal throne;
crowns and empires fall before you,
claim the kingdom for your own:
O come quickly! O come quickly! O come quickly!
Everlasting Christ, come down.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, he comes with clouds descending
Title: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
Alterer: Charles Wesley (1758, alt.)
Alterer: Martin Madan (1769, alt.)
Author: John Cennick (1750)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 8 7 4 7
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Christian Year: Advent; Communion of Saints (20 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: Thomas Olivers (1765)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 4 7
Key: G Major
Source: English melody 18th century

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