Lo! He Cometh!

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1 Lo! he cometh! countless trumpets
Blow to raise the sleeping dead;
Midst ten thousand saints and angels
See their great exalted head.
Welcome, welcome, Son of God.

2 Ev'ry island, sea, and mountain,
Heav'n and earth shall flee away.
All, who hate him, must, confounded,
Hear the trump proclaim the day:
Come to judgment!
Come to judgment! come away!

3 At his call, the dead awaken,
Rise to life from earth and sea;
All the pow'rs of nature, shaken
By his looks, prepare to flee.
Careless sinner,
What will then become of thee?

4 But to those, who have confessed,
Lov'd and served the Lord below,
He will say, "come near, ye blessed,
"See the kingdom I bestow:
"You for ever
"Shall my love and glory know."

5 Under sorrows and reproaches,
May this thought our courage raise!
Swiftly God's great day approaches,
Sighs shall then be chang'd to praise.
May we triumph,
When the world is in a blaze!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #505

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo! he cometh! countless trumpets
Title: Lo! He Cometh!
Author: John Cennick
Language: English



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