Lo! He comes with clouds descending
Once for favored sinners slain
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train
God appears on earth to reign
Every eye shall now behold Him
Robed in dreadful majesty
Those who set at naught and sold Him
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing
Shall the true Messiah see
Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee
High on Thine eternal throne
Savior, take the power and glory
Claim the kingdom for Thine own
O come quickly! O come quickly!
Everlasting God, come down!
Every island, sea, and mountain
Heav'n and earth, shall flee away
All who hate Him must, confounded
Hear the trump proclaim the day
Come to judgment! Come to judgment!
Come to judgment! Come away!
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!
Answer Thine own bride and Spirit
Hasten, Lord, the general doom!
The new Heav'n and earth t'inherit
Take Thy pining exiles home
All creation, all creation
Travails! groans! and bids Thee come!
The dear tokens of His passion
Still His dazzling body bears
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers
With what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!
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