Scripture Verse

Then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26


Ray Palmer (1808–1887)

Words: Ray Pal­mer, in Un­ion Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ru­fus Bab­cock (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Per­kins, Mar­vin & Com­pa­ny, 1834), pag­es 200–01.

Music: Chi­esa Theo­dore E. Per­kins, in The Chris­tian Hym­nal (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Chase & Hall, 1875), num­ber 731 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Theodore E. Perkins (1831–1912)


Come, O Thou migh­ty Sav­ior,
We look for Thine ap­pear­ing;
Descend, we pray, Thy love dis­play,
Our wait­ing spi­rits cheer­ing.

Come, clothed with glo­ri­ous pow­er;
Let all thy saints adore Thee,
And let Thy Word, the Spi­rit’s sword,
Subdue Thy foes be­fore Thee.

May ev­ery heart with glad­ness
Thine of­fered grace re­ceiv­ing,
Now cease from sin, and, pure with­in,
Have peace, in Thee be­liev­ing.

Then when Thou com’st to judg­ment,
On fly­ing clouds des­cend­ing,
May we re­joice when, at Thy voice,
The so­lid earth is rend­ing.