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Lo! He comes with clouds descending – Helmsley

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Lo! He comes with clouds descending
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Lo! He comes with clouds descending invokes the Second Coming rather than the Holy Spirit. The text, published in 1760, is a conflation made by the English evangelical clergyman and editor Martin Madan of two related texts by Charles Wesley and John Cennick. Madan was the first to print the tune, which is of unknown, probably secular English origin, in anything like its present form. Now generally sung at Advent, Lo! He comes remains one of the most sweeping and powerful hymns of its kind.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000

Recordings

Advent Live, Vol. 2
SIGCD661Download only Available Friday 27 November 2020
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
CDA67576
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only

Details

Track 21 on SIGCD661 [5'09] Download only Available Friday 27 November 2020
Track 7 on CDA67576 [4'44]
Track 5 on COLCD126 [4'11] Download only

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