Scripture Verse

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


John Goss (1800–1880)

Words: God­frey Thring, 1864.

Music: Lau­da Ani­ma John Goss, 1868. Orig­in­al­ly com­posed for Hen­ry Lyte’s Praise, My Soul, The King of Hea­ven. First pub­lished in the Sup­ple­men­tal Hymn and Tune Book, third edi­tion with new ap­pen­dix, by Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thring (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.