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Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley

(1708-1788)

TUNE: Helmsley
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Lo! He comes with clouds descending,

Charles Wesley was possibly the most prolific hymn writer that ever lived. It is estimated that he wrote more than 6500 hymns. He was born In Epworth, Lincolnshire (UK) . Along side his brother, John, Charles was used mightily by God during the 18th century ‘Great Evangelical Awaking’.

1.

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for favour’d sinners slain!
Thousand, thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of his train:
Hallelujah,
God appears, on earth to reign!

2.

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.

3.

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!

4.

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.

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