The Lord will come, but not the same

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1 The Lord will come! but not the same
As once in lowly form he came
A silent Lamb to slaughter led,
The bruised, the suffering, and the dead.

2 The Lord will come! a dreadful form,
With wreath of flame and robe of storm,
On cherub wings and wings of wind,
Anointed Judge of human-kind.

3 Can this be He who went to stray
A pilgrim on the world's highway;
By power oppressed, and mocked by pride?
O God! is this the Crucified?

4 Ye men of earth, to mountains call;
Bid ragged rocks upon you fall;
Seek, in the cavern's gloomy maze,
A refuge from this piercing gaze.

5 But saints who here have waited long,
Now raise with joy the choral song,
Lo! this is he, our coming Lord,
He saves according to his word.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #884

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord will come, but not the same
Author: Reginald Heber
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




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