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Coming in the Clouds

When the Lord shall come in glory, In the clouds from Heaven descending

Author: Will M. Ramsey
Tune: [When the Lord shall come in glory] (Ramsey)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the Lord shall come in glory,
In the clouds from Heav’n descending,
What rejoicing there will be;
All the saved shall rise to meet Him
On that bright and cloudless morning,
At His coming in the clouds.

He is coming, in the clouds,
Hallelujah! Shout hosannas!
All the saved shall rise to meet Him,
At His coming in the clouds.

2 He is coming, Christ is coming,
With the heav’nly hosts descending,
Hallelujah, praise His name!
Will you be among the number
That shall rise to meet and greet Him
At His coming in the clouds? [Refrain]

3 When He comes in clouds descending,
And the dead who loved and served Him
From their graves with joy come forth;
Soul and body reunited,
Clothed in garments bright, immortal,
At His coming in the clouds. [Refrain]

4 No more sorrow, no more sighing,
No more sickness, no more dying,
No more gloom our visions shroud;
But a day of glory dawning,
Far above the sun in brightness,
At His coming in the clouds. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12446

Author: Will M. Ramsey

William Morgan Ramsey Born: Au­gust 24, 1872, Bel­ton, Tex­as. Died: March 12, 1939, Lit­tle Rock, Ar­kan­sas. Buried: Rose­lawn Ce­me­te­ry, Lit­tle Rock, Ar­kan­sas. Will was the son of Charles Crump Ram­sey and Mar­tha Ann Fran­ces Burns. He mar­ried twice, to Vir­gie Ce­lem­ma Stat­ton and Will­ie Man­na­sas Law­ing. Ramsey moved with his fa­mi­ly to north­west Ar­kan­sas as a child. He stu­died mu­sic in Nor­mal schools un­der Eph­ra­im Hil­de­brand, Ste­phen Os­lin, and Ben­ja­min Un­seld. He be­gan teach­ing shape notes and sing­ing while still a teen­ag­er, and be­came well known in sing­ing schools through­out the Am­er­i­can South. He went on to be­come pre­si­dent and own­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the Lord shall come in glory, In the clouds from Heaven descending
Title: Coming in the Clouds
Author: Will M. Ramsey
Refrain First Line: He is coming in the clouds
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12446
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The Cyber Hymnal #12446

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