Scripture Verse

Men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26

Introduction

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John Goss
(1800–1880)

Words: God­frey Thring, 1864.

Music: Lau­da An­i­ma John Goss, in the Sup­ple­men­tal Hymn and Tune Book, third ed­i­tion with new ap­pen­dix, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you have ac­cess to a good qual­i­ty head-and-shoul­ders pho­to of Thring (at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Jesus came, the heav’ns adoring,
Came with peace from realms on high;
Jesus came for man’s redemption,
Lowly came on earth to die.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Came in deep humility.

Jesus comes again in mercy,
When our hearts are bowed with care;
Jesus comes again in answer
To an earnest, heartfelt prayer;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Comes to save us from despair.

Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,
Bringing news of sins forgiven;
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,
Leading souls redeemed to Heav’n;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Now the gate of death is riv’n.

Jesus comes in joy and sorrow,
Shares alike our hopes and fears;
Jesus comes, whate’er befalls us,
Glads our hearts, and dries our tears;
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Cheering e’en our failing years.

Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,
When the heav’ns shall pass away;
Jesus comes again in glory;
Let us then our homage pay,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Till the dawn of endless day.