Scripture Verse

They will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:27


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, 1866.

Music: O Quan­ta Qual­ia Pa­ris An­ti­phon­er, 1681. Har­mo­ny by John B. Dykes, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)


Blessing and hon­or and glo­ry and pow­er,
Wisdom and rich­es and strength ev­er­more
Give ye to Him who our bat­tle hath won
Whose are the king­dom, the crown, and the throne.

Into the heav’n of the heav’ns hath He gone,
Sitteth He now in the joy of the throne,
Weareth He now of the king­dom the crown,
Singeth He now the new song with His own.

Soundeth the hea­ven of the hea­vens with His name;
Ringeth the earth with His glo­ry and fame;
Ocean and mount­ain, stream, forest, and flow­er
Echo His prais­es and tell of His pow­er.

Past are the dark­ness, the storm, and the war,
Come is the ra­di­ance, that spar­kles afar,
Breaketh the gleam of the day with­out end,
Riseth the Sun that shall ne­ver des­cend.

Ever as­cend­eth the song and the joy;
Ever de­scend­eth the love from on high;
Blessing and hon­or and glo­ry and praise,
This is the theme of the hymns that we raise.

Life of all life, and true Light of all light,
Star of the dawn­ing un­chang­ing­ly bright,
Sun of the Sa­lem whose light is the Lamb,
Theme of the ev­er new, ev­er glad psalm!

Give we the glo­ry and praise to the Lamb;
Take we the robe and the harp and the palm;
Sing we the song of the Lamb that was slain,
Dying in weak­ness, but ris­ing to reign.