236. Lo, He Comes, From Heaven Descending

by V. 1, 4 & 6, C. Wesley, 1758; v. 2, J. Cennick, 1752; combined by Madan, 1760
Lo, He comes, from heaven descending,
Once for favored sinners slain!
Thousand, thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of His train!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus comes, and comes to reign.
See the Savior, long expected,
Now in solemn pomp appear:
And His saints, by man rejected,
All His heavenly glory share:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
See the Son of God appear.
Lo! the tokens of His passion,
Though in glory, still He bears;
Cause of endless exultation,
To His ransomed worshippers;
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Christ, the Lamb of God, appears.
Israel's race shall now behold Him,
Full of grace and majesty;
Though they set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree;
Now in glory, now in glory,
Shall their great Messiah see.
'Tis Thy heavenly bride and Spirit,
Jesus, Lord, that bids Thee come,
All the glory to inherit,
And to take Thy people home.
All creation, all creation,
Travails, groans and bids Thee come.
Yea, amen, let all adore Thee,
High on Thy exalted throne:
Savior, take the power and glory;
Claim the kingdoms for Thine own;
Come, Lord Jesus! Come, Lord Jesus!
Hallelujah! Come, Lord, come.