Scripture Verse

All the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30

Introduction

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James M. Gray
1851–1935

Words: James M. Gray, in The Voice of Thanks­giv­ing, ed­it­ed by Dan­i­el B. Town­er (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1913), num­ber 187.

Music: Co­ro­na­tion Ol­iv­er Hol­den, Un­ion Har­mo­ny or Un­i­ver­sal Col­lec­tion of Sac­red Mu­sic (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1793) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Oliver Holden
1765–1844

Lyrics

All hail the coming Son of God,
He’s coming back again;
He’s coming in the clouds of heaven
He’s coming back to reign!
He’s coming in the clouds of heaven
He’s coming back to reign!

Sinners whose sins are washed away,
Nor left a single stain,
Go, hail the advent of your Lord;
He’s coming back to reign!
Go, hail the advent of your Lord;
He’s coming back to reign!

Let every kindred, every tribe,
Free of creation’s pain,
Aloud acclaim His welcome back—
He’s coming back to reign!
Aloud acclaim His welcome back—
He’s coming back to reign!

Ah! soon with all the ransomed throng,
Beholding Him once slain,
We’ll see the rolling cloud, and shout,
He’s coming back to reign!
We’ll see the rolling cloud, and shout,
He’s coming back to reign!