Christian Hymns/Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending

Background edit

Text edit

  • Author: Charles Wesley
  • Source: Hymns of Intercession for All Mankind

Music edit

Hymn Tune(s):

  • Cum Nubibus
  • Helmsley
  • Kensington New
  • Picardy
  • Regent Square
  • St. Thomas
  • Störl
  • Westminster Abbey

Lyrics edit

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,

Once for favour'd sinners slain!

Thousand, thousand saints attending,

Swell the triumph of his train:


God appears, on earth to reign!

Every eye shall now behold him

Rob'd in dreadful majesty,

Those who set at nought and sold him,

Pierc'd, and nail'd him to the tree,

Deeply wailing

Shall the true Messiah see.

The dear tokens of his passion

Still his dazzling body bears,

Cause of endless exultation

To his ransom'd worshippers;

With what rapture

Gaze we on those glorious scars!

Yea, amen! let all adore Thee,

High on thine eternal throne!

Saviour, take the power and glory,

Claim the kingdom for thine own,

Jah, Jehovah,

Everlasting God, come down.