Lo, he comes with clouds descending
About the time this appears on 7WD, we’ll be singing this (with gusto, I hope) at Christ Church. It’s our closing hymn this Advent Sunday. I love this hymn — the text and the tune — for lots of reasons. For one, it’s a good antidote to any desire to reduce Advent to a sentimental season in which we wait for Christmas. This grand hymn reminds us that we Christians are waiting for Christ’s return in glory. And what glory it will be, assuming it exceeds the grandeur of this sturdy tune!