1 Lo, he cometh! countless trumpets
Christ's appearance usher in:
'Midst ten thousand saints and angels
See our Judge and Saviour shine:
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:
Saviour, now thy kingdom comes.
|First Line:||Lo, he cometh! countless trumpets|
|Topic:||Second Advent: Executive Judgment|
|Meter:||8s & 7s. D|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: #132, Harwell.|