336. 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, alleluia!
Christ the Lord returns to reign.

2 Ev'ry eye shall now behold Him
Robed in glorious majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall their 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 rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

4 Yea, amen, let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Savior, take the pow'r and glory,
Claim the kingdom as Thine own.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou shalt reign, and Thou alone!

Text Information
First Line: Lo! He comes with clouds descending
Title: Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 12 7
Scripture: Revelation 1:7; John 20:24-31; Revelation 7:9-12
Topic: End Times
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HELMSLEY
Composer: Thomas Olivers, 1725-99
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 87 87 12 7
Key: G Major or modal



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