Lo! He comes with clouds descending

During the season of Advent, we think not only about the first coming of Christ, but about his second coming. This moving hymn calls us to anticipate that glorious day. (Text by John Cennick, Charles Wesley).

Lo! He comes with clouds descending

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of his train:
Alleluia!
God appears, on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at nought and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,
Deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.

Yea, Amen! Let all adore thee,
High on thine eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory:
Claim the kingdom for thine own:
O come quickly!
Alleluia! Come, Lord, come!

The video embedded below features a version by the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral with the English Brass Ensemble. I love this version because the brass just takes it up a level on that last verse.


“Carols with St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir” CD


Lo! He comes with clouds descending
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