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Lo, what a glorious Sight appears

A Vision of the Kingdom of CHRIST among Men, Rev. xxi. 1—4

Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
Lo, what a glorious Sight appears
To our believing Eyes!
The Earth and Seas are pass’d away,
And the old rolling Skies:



2
From the third Heav’n, where GOD relies,
That holy, happy Place,
The New Jerusalem comes down,
Adorn’d with shining Grace.



Poyner 41, Stanza 3
3
Attending Angels shout for Joy,
And the bright Armies sing;
“Mortals, behold the sacred Seat
“Of your descending King!



Poyner 41, Stanza 4
4
“The GOD of Glory down to Men
“Removes his blest Abode,
“Men, the dear Objects of his Grace,
“And He the loving GOD.



5
“His own soft Hand shall wipe the Tears
“From ev’ry weeping Eye;
“And Pains and Groans, and Griefs and Fears,
“And Death itself shall die.”



Poyner 41, Stanza 2
6
How long, dear Saviour, O how long!
Shall this bright Hour delay?
Fly swiftly round, ye Wheels of Time,
And bring the Welcome Day.



Poyner 41, Stanza 1

Watts, Isaac. Hymns and Spiritual Songs: In Three Books. 1773 ed. London: S. Strahan et. al., 1773.