Lo! He Cometh!

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1 Lo, he cometh! countless trumpets
Christ's appearance usher in:
'Midst ten thousand saints and angels
See our Judge and Saviour shine:
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Welcome, welcome, Lamb once slain.

2 Now the song of all the ransomed,
"Worthy is the Lamb," resounds;
Now resplendent shine his nail-prints
Every eye shall see his wounds;
Great his glory, great his glory!
Every knee to him shall bow,

3 Every island, sea, and mountain,
Earth and heaven flee away;
All his enemies confounded
Hear the trump proclaim his day:
Come to judgment! come to judgment!
Stand before the Son of man.

4 All who love him view his glory,
In his bright, once-marred face:
Jesus cometh; all his people
Now their heads with gladness raise:
Happy mourners! happy mourners!
Lo, on clouds he comes, he comes!

5 See redemption, long expected,
On that awful day appear;
All his people, once despised,
Joyful meet him in the air:
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Saviour, now thy kingdom comes.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #911

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo! he cometh! countless trumpets
Title: Lo! He Cometh!
Author: John Cennick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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