Jesus comes with clouds descending;
See the Lamb for sinner slain!
Thousand, thousand saints attending
Join to sing the glad refrain:
Christ the Lord returns to reign!
Every eye shall then behold You
Robed in awesome majesty;
Those who jeered and mocked and sold You,
Pierced and nailed You to the tree,
Shamed and grieving, Shamed and grieving,
Shall their true Messiah see.
Yes, Amen! Let all adore You
High on your eternal throne;
Crowns and empires fall before You,
Claim the kingdom for Your own:
Come, Lord Jesus, Come, Lord Jesus
Everlasting Christ, come down!
from Advent No. 2,
released December 7, 2014
(Charles Wesley, Thomas Oliver)
WK’s best album so far! Each song is powerfully written and orchestrated, with performances masterfully reinforcing lyric themes. There is a strong sense of progression: alternating between lamentation and hope, despair and comfort, injustice and vindication, steadily building from curse to inauguration to consummation. The album reaches its climax in proclaiming that God is making all things new--followed by a final denouement and assurance of the goodness of the Lord as we await His appearing. Greg Tappert