29. Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending

1 Lo, he comes with clouds descending,
Once for ev'ry sinner slain.
Thousand, thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of his train.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ reveals his endless reign.

2 Ev'ry eye shall now behold him
Robed in glorious majesty;
Those who ridiculed and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, Deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.

3 Those dear tokens of his passion
Still his dazzling body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To his ransomed worshipers.
With what wonder, With what wonder,
Gaze we on those glorious scars.

4 Yea, Amen, let all adore you
High on your eternal throne.
Ev'ry knee shall bow before you;
Come and take your people home!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
You shall reign and you alone!

Text Information
First Line: Lo, he comes with clouds descending
Title: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: d minor
Source: French folk tune, 17th century
Copyright: Setting © 1982 Concordia Publishing House

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