Christian Hymns/Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
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Text[edit | edit source]
- Author: Charles Wesley
- Source: Hymns of Intercession for All Mankind
Music[edit | edit source]
- Cum Nubibus
- Kensington New
- Regent Square
- St. Thomas
- Westminster Abbey
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favour'd sinners slain!
Thousand, thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of his train:
God appears, on earth to reign!
Every eye shall now behold him
Rob'd in dreadful majesty,
Those who set at nought and sold him,
Pierc'd, and nail'd him to the tree,
Shall the true Messiah see.
The dear tokens of his passion
Still his dazzling body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To his ransom'd worshippers;
With what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!
Yea, amen! let all adore Thee,
High on thine eternal throne!
Saviour, take the power and glory,
Claim the kingdom for thine own,
Everlasting God, come down.