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541. When the Last Trumpet's Awful Voice

1 When the last trumpet’s awful voice
This rending earth shall shake;
When op’ning graves shall yield their charge
And dust to life awake;

2 Those bodies that corrupted fell,
Shall incorrupt arise,
And mortal forms shall spring to life
Immortal in the skies.

3 Behold, what heav’nly prophets sung
Is now at last fulfilled;
And Death yields up his ancient reign,
And, vanquished, quits the field.

4 Let Faith exalt her joyful voice,
And now in triumph sing:
“O Grave, where is thy victory?
And where, O Death, thy sting?”

Text Information
First Line: When the last trumpet's awful voice
Title: When the Last Trumpet's Awful Voice
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:55
Source: Timeless Truths (
Tune Information
Composer: George Kingsley
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (

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