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|LO! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain:
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train:
Jesus now shall ever reign.
|2||Every eye shall now behold Him
Robed in awesome majesty;
Those who set at nought and sold Him,
Pierced, and nailed Him to the tree,
Shall the true Messiah see.
|3||Now redemption, long expected,
See in solemn pomp appear:
All His saints, by man rejected,
Now shall meet Him in the air:
See the Day of God appear!
|4||Every island, sea, and mountain,
Heaven and earth, shall flee away;
All who hate Him must, confounded,
Hear the trump proclaim the Day:
Come to judgement!
Come to judgement! come away!
|5||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,
Everlasting God, come down!
|John Cennick, 1718-55,
Charles Wesley, 1707-88,
Martin Madan, 1726-90