Men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26
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).
If you know where to get a good photo of Thring (head-and-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.
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;
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;
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;
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,
Till the dawn of endless day.