Advent Hymnals

877. JESUS COMES

Christ in Song,

1.
Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking;
Lo!  the powers of heav'n are shaking;
Keep your lamps all trimm'd and burning,
Ready for your Lord's returning.

Refrain:
Lo!  he comes, lo!  Jesus comes;
Lo!  he comes, he comes, all glorious!
Jesus comes to reign victorious,
Lo!  he, comes, yes, Jesus comes.

2.
Lo!  the promise of your Saviour,
Pardoned sin and purchased favor,
Blood-wash'd robes and crowns of glory;
Haste to tell redemption's story.  [Refrain]

3.
Kingdoms at their base are crumbling,
Hark!  his chariot wheels are rumbling;
Tell, O tell of grace abounding,
Whilst the seventh trump is sounding.  [Refrain]

4.
Nations wane, tho' proud and stately;
Christ his kingdom hasteneth greatly;
Earth her latest pangs is summing;
Shout, ye saints, your Lord is coming.  [Refrain]

5.
Sinners, come, while Christ is pleading;
Now for you he's interceding;
Haste, ere grace and time diminished
Shall proclaim the mystery finished.  [Refrain]

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Title Jesus Comes
Key Dâ™­ Major
Titles Lo! he comes, lo! Jesus comes;
First Line Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking
Author Mrs. Phoebe Palmer
Year 1908
Composer Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
Hymnal -
Tune Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Return of Christ; The Home Eternal: Waiting for Christ
Texts Jude 1:15
Print Texts
Scripture Song
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