Lo! He comes with Clouds
Descending Lyrics

The words and lyrics of carol 'Lo! He comes with Clouds Descending' were written by the famous Charles Wesley (1707-1788). He was the brother of John Wesley and co-founder of Methodism. He was also a great writer of Hymns, Carols and poems. Educated at Oxford University he joined a group and formed the Methodist movement.

Charles accompanied his brother John to the new colony of Georgia in 1735 where he worked as the secretary of the Governor, General James Oglethorpe. Charles Wesley returned to England in 1736.A selection of Charles Wesley's hymns was first published in 1739 which proved to be immensely popular.

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Midi file by kind permission
of E. Halstead

Charles married Sarah Gwynne on April 8th 1749 and they were blessed with two sons. He died in London in March 1778. The music was composed by Martin Madan (1726-1790) cousin to the great English poet William Cowper.
Madan studied at Oxford and was to become a Lawyer but was converted by a sermon delivered by John Wesley.
Our grateful thanks goes to Eric Halstead for giving his kind permission to play his self sequenced midi file of this superb piano rendition of this Christmas Carol.

Lo! He comes with Clouds Descending Lyrics
Christmas Carol Lyrics

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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,
Heavín 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!

Answer Thine own bride and Spirit,
Hasten, Lord, the general doom!
The new Heavín and earth tíinherit,
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!

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!


Lo! He comes with Clouds Descending Lyrics  
Christmas Carol Lyrics

Lo! He comes with Clouds Descending Lyrics

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