Scripture Verse

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him: behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. Isaiah 40:10

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns on the Tri­ni­ty, 1767, num­ber 57.

Music: Ju­li­an Fred­er­ick C. Mak­er, be­fore 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mak­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Lo the great God will come from high,
And with Him bring His own reward;
Jesus declares Jehovah nigh,
The sovereign God, th’almighty Lord!
Lo, from above I quickly come,
And bring My own reward with Me,
And seal the universal doom,
Which stands to all eternity.

True witness of Thy swift return,
Thy faithful record we receive,
And long on angels’ wings upborne
To meet, and see Thy face, and live:
Come quickly, Lord, our hearts reply;
According to Thy word descend
Jehovah glorious from the sky,
And bring the joy that ne’er shall end.