St. Hilary's Miniature Church Advent Calendar 2009

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

Alice and Ambrose are enjoying a time outside the church.  As they stare into the sky they are trying SO hard to imagine what it will be like to see Jesus at the second coming as He is prophesied in Revelation, to descend, as a mighty king to the earth from heaven.

Alice and Ambrose couldn't, therefore, resist choosing this carol below as it describes the Second Coming.  Advent is, therefore, not just a time for us to anticipate the arrival of Jesus as a helpless baby, at Christmas time, but also to remember that we are STILL waiting for Him to come.........but this time as a powerful king and judge of all.

o! he comes, with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain;
Thousand, thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train:
Christ appears on earth again.

Every eye shall now behold Him,
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced, and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.

Those dear tokens of His Passion
Still His dazzling body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshipers:
With what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

Now redemption, long expected,
See in solemn pomp appear:
All his saints, by men rejected,
Now shall meet him in the air:
See the day of God appear.

Yea, amen; let all adore thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory;
Claim the kingdom for Thine own:
Thou shalt reign, and Thou alone.

Visit for more information on this carol and link to midi file to hear the tune. 
Note: if you can't hear the midi file on this site when left clicking it - right click and take the "save target as" option and save to your home computer and open the file once it is downloaded.