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Lo! He comes with clouds descending

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Uploaded by: EdoL (12/13/14)
Composer: Purcell, Henry
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Notre Dame de Metz Mutin/Cavaillé-Coll
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
Agnus_Dei started off his series of hymns for the Advent with this one on Helmsley, the most used melody it is sung to.

In I discovered another version sung to Westminster Abbey, a tune by Henry Purcell, arranged by Ernest Hawkins, with the same text.

I thought this would make a nice change.

David played Helmsley as if a big congregation was singing.
This tune is equally grand as Helmsley, so I tried to play it in the same grand way.
Hope I succeeded at least a bit (still no Hereford in sight: the wife prefers a new kitchen!)

Lo! he comes with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of his train:
Alleluya! (3 times)
God appears, on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,
Deeply wailing (3 times)
Shall the true Messian see.

Those dear tokens of his passion
Still his dazzling Body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To his ransomed worshippers:
With what rapture (3 times)
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

Yea, Amen! let all adore thee,
High on thing eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory:
Claim the kingdom for thine own:
O come quickly! (3 times)
Alleluya! Come, Lord, come!
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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