Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending


Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favored sinners slain;
Thousand, thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of His train:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
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.

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:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
See the Day of God appear!

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!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Everlasting God, come down!

Text: Charles Wesley, 1758 (st 1, 2, 5) John Cennick, 1752 (st 3, 4).
Based on Revelation 1:7
Music: Gary Brumley © 2011 New Moniker Music.
CCLI Song Number: 6041216



All resources are provided with permission to use freely in your church, ministry, or home. CCLI license holders, please report any usage during reporting periods. If you would like to record or publish any of these materials please make that request through the contact page.


Perhaps nothing stirs Christian hope more than reflecting on the future return of Jesus—a theme that should be sung of often. With its slow march rhythm, this musical setting of this text by Charles Wesley and John Cennick attempts to capture the solemnity and majesty of that great Day when Jesus appears.

“Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”

(Revelation 1:7 ESV)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *