Scripture Verse

Then shall 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


Words: R. Por­ter Orr, in Fount of Bless­ing, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert G. Sta­ples (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1880), page 92.

Music: Yog­ya­kar­ta R. Por­ter Orr, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Lo! He comes, but not a Savior,
Not by griefs and woes oppressed;
Not the meek, despisèd Jesus,
Not the humble manger-guest.
Not to publish free salvation,
Not to bear the sins of men;
Not to be betrayed, rejected,
Scourged and crucified again.

But He comes, with clouds descending,
With Him saints, unnumbered brings;
Yes, He comes the now triumphant
Lord of lords and King of kings;
Comes to judge the guilty nations,
Every eye shall see that hour;
They who pierced Him, they shall see Him,
And shall tremble at His power.

They who were His true disciples
Gladly will His coming hail;
They who slighted His free pardon,
They shall at His presence wail.
To His own He’ll give a kingdom,
And a crown each one shall wear;
But His foes shall hear the sentence,
Doomed to darkness and despair.