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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


Advent Live, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD661Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only


Track 7 on CDA67576 [4'44]
Track 5 on COLCD126 [4'11] Download only
Track 21 on SIGCD661 [5'09] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD126 track 5

Recording date
11 February 2000
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Geoff Miles
Recording engineer
Geoff Miles & Graham Kennedy
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  1. Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time (COLCD126)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: August 2000
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