Lo! He comes with clouds descending

Lo! He comes with clouds descending. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788). First published in Hymns of Intercession for all Mankind (1758) in four 6-line stanzas, one of five hymns entitled ‘The kingdom come’. It was not included in John Wesley*’s A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780), but it appeared in the 1831 edition with Supplement, and it has been included in all subsequent Methodist hymn-books and in many other collections. It is one of the most widely used hymns, in the English-speaking world, on the Second Coming of Christ. The original text is printed in Frank Baker, Representative Verse of Charles Wesley (1962), pp. 130-1. Charles Wesley was probably...

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