477. Lo, he comes with clouds descending

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

2 Every eye shall now behold him,
robed in dreadful majesty;
those who set at naught and sold him,
pierced, and nailed him to the tree,
deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
shall the true Messiah see.

3 Those deep wounds of cross and passion
still his glorious body bears:
cause of endless exultation
to his ransomed worshipers:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
See! the day of God appears.

4 Yea, amen, let all adore you,
high on your eternal throne:
Saviour, take the power and glory,
claim the kingdom for your own:
oh, come quickly, oh, come quickly, oh, come quickly,
Alleluia! come, Lord, come!

Text Information
First Line: Lo, he comes with clouds descending
Alterer: Charles Wesley (1707-1788) (alt.)
Author: John Cennick (1718-1755)
Meter: 87 87 12 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christ Risen: Coming Again; Christ Incarnate: Promise of the Messiah
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 12 7
Key: G Major
Source: Melody in John Wesley's Select Hymns with Tunes Annext, 1765, adapted

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