911. Lo, he cometh! countless trumpets

1 Lo, he cometh! countless trumpets
Christ's appearance usher in:
'Midst ten thousand saints and angels
See our Judge and Saviour shine:
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Welcome, welcome, Lamb once slain.

2 Now the song of all the ransomed,
"Worthy is the Lamb," resounds;
Now resplendent shine his nail-prints
Every eye shall see his wounds;
Great his glory, great his glory!
Every knee to him shall bow,

3 Every island, sea, and mountain,
Earth and heaven flee away;
All his enemies confounded
Hear the trump proclaim his day:
Come to judgment! come to judgment!
Stand before the Son of man.

4 All who love him view his glory,
In his bright, once-marred face:
Jesus cometh; all his people
Now their heads with gladness raise:
Happy mourners! happy mourners!
Lo, on clouds he comes, he comes!

5 See redemption, long expected,
On that awful day appear;
All his people, once despised,
Joyful meet him in the air:
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Saviour, now thy kingdom comes.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, he cometh! countless trumpets
Author: John Cennick
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Second Advent: Executive Judgment
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Klug
Meter: 8s & 7s. D
Key: A Major
Notes: Alternate tune: #132, Harwell.

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