1 Lo, He comes, arrayed in vengeance,
Riding down the heav’nly road;
Floods of fury roll before him—
Who can meet an angry God?
Who can stand before His rod!
2 Lo He comes, in glory shining;
Saints, arise and meet your king!
"Glorious Captain of salvation,
Welcome! welcome!" hear them sing!
Shouts of triumph,
Make the heav’ns with echoes ring.
3 Now, despisers, look and wonder!
Hear the dreadful sound "Depart,"
Rattling, like a peal of thunder,
Through each guilty rebel’s heart!
Lost for ever,
Hope and sinners here must part!
4 Still they hear the awful sentence;
Hell resounds the dreadful roar,
While their heart-strings twinge with anguish,
Trembling on the burning shore!
Justice seals it—
Down they sink, to rise no more!
5 How they shrink, with horror viewing
Hell’s deep caverns opening wide!
Guilty thoughts, like ghosts pursuing,
Plunge them down the rolling tide!
Ye who scorn the Lamb that died!
6 Hark! ten thousand harps resounding!
Formed in bright and grand array,
See the glorious armies rising,
While their captain leads the way!
Heav’n before them
Opens an eternal day!
|First Line:||Lo, He comes, arrayed in vengeance|
|Title:||Lo, He Comes, Arrayed In Vengeance|
|Source:||Walworth Hymns (London: J. Matthews, 1792)|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: CORONAE by William H. Monk; KELVEDEN by William Blow|
|Key:||e minor or modal|
|Source:||Gregorian chant; Bristol Tune Book, 1876|
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|DAY OF JUDGMENT! DAY OF WONDERS! (Trinity Hymnal 319)|
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