7221. Welcome Sight! The Lord Descending!

1. Welcome sight! the Lord descending!
Jesus in the clouds appears;
Lo! the Savior comes, intending
Now to dry His people’s tears.
Lo! the Savior comes to reign:
Welcome to His waiting train.

2. Long they mourned their absent master;
Long they felt like men forlorn;
Bid the seasons fly still faster,
While they sighed for His return:
Lo! the period comes at last;
All their sorrows now are past.

3. Now from home no longer banished,
They are going to their rest;
Though the heavens and earth have vanished,
With their Lord they shall be blest:
Blest with Him His saints shall be;
Blest throughout eternity!

4. Happy people! grace unbounded,
Grace alone, exalts you thus:
Be ashamed, and be confounded;
Sing for ever—Not to us,
Not to us be glory given—
Glory to the God of Heaven!

Text Information
First Line: Welcome sight! the Lord descending
Title: Welcome Sight! The Lord Descending!
Author: Thomas Kelly (1809)
Meter: 87.87.87
Language: English
Source: Hymns on Various Passages of Scriptures, third edition, 1809
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: IRBY
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1849)
Meter: 87.87.87
Incipit: 57117 12211 35332
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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