R67a. Lo! what a glorious sight appears

1 Lo! what a glorious sight appears
to our admiring eyes!
The former seas have pass'd away,
the former earth and skies.
2 From heav’n the New Jerus’lem comes,
all worthy of its Lord;
See all things now at last renew'd,
and paradise restor'd!

3 Attending angels shout for joy,
and the bright armies sing;
Mortals! behold the sacred seat
of your descending King!
4 The God of glory down to men
removes his bless’d abode;
he dwells with men, his people they,
and he his people’s God.

5 His gracious hand shall wipe the tears
from ev’ry weeping eye:
and pains and groans, and griefs and fears,
and death itself, shall die.
6 Behold, I change all human things!
saith he, whose words are true;
lo! what was old is pass'd away,
and all things are made new!

7 I am the First, and I the Last,
through endless years the same;
I AM, is my memorial still,
and my eternal name.

Text Information
First Line: Lo! what a glorious sight appears
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Harington, 1727-1816
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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