Christ My Song - 1456
Jesus comes, by crowds attended
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Jesus comes, by crowds attended.
"For he cometh to judge the earth." (Psalm 98,9)
1. Jesus comes, by crowds attended,
heav'n the dazzling train supplies:
call the dead; the night is ended;
bid the sleeping dust arise:
let the ransomed
join the Saviour in the skies.
2. 'Tis the day so long expected;
shout, ye saints, and triumph now;
see your Lord, by man rejected;
many crowns adorn his brow;
'tis his triumph:
every knee to him shall bow.
3. While dismay on others seizes,
go and share your Master's joy;
sound the sacred name of Jesus;
let his praise your tongues employ:
praise him, praise him!
Pleasures yours that never cloy.
4. Yonder mansion, filled with glory,
is the place where Jesus reigns;
go, repeat the joyful story
of his love, in rapt'rous strains;
for his people
an eternal rest remains.
5. There around his throne assembling,
all his people see his face;
here their joy was mixed with trembling,
but in heav'n no fear has place:
Happy made by sovereign grace.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 67.