Scripture Verse

The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee. Zechariah 14:5

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
1810–1876

Words: Li­tur­gy of St. James, 4th Cen­tu­ry (Σιγ­ησα­το πα­ρα σα­ρξ βρο­τεια). Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by Ar­thur J. Ma­son in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1916.

Music: Gros­ven­or (Wes­ley) Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, Eu­ro­pe­an Psalm­ist 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur J. Mason
1851–1928
© National Portrait Gallery

Lyrics

Not a thought of earthly things!
Every head in awe be bended:
Christ our God, the King of kings,
Comes by angel troops attended.

Forth He comes, a victim He
For the wide world’s need availing,
And His people’s food to be,
With Himself their souls regaling.

Cherubim with watchful eyes,
Seraphim their brows concealing,
Powers and principalities,
Cry aloud, like thunder pealing.