1. Blow ye the trumpet blow, The gladly solemn sound; Let all the nations know, To earth’s remotest bound, The year of Jubilee is come; Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 2. Extol the Lamb of God, The all-atoning Lamb; Redemption through his blood Throughout the world proclaim. The year of Jubilee is come; Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 3. The Gospel trumpet hear, The news of heav’nly grace; And saved from earth appear Before your Savior’s face. The year of Jubilee is come; Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #40
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Extol the Lamb of God, The all-atoning Lamb.This was changed to:—
Extol the Lamb of God, The sin atoning Lamb.The heated controversy between the Wesleys and Toplady on the questions, vital to them, of Arminianism and Calvinism gave point and meaning to this change. From Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, the text and arrangement of stanzas were taken by other compilers until the hymn acquired universal reputation as his composition. In 1830, it was included with three alterations in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 645, and the error of authorship was rectified. In the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875. two of the alterations are repeated: stanza iv., lines 3, "blest," for "bless'd"; and stanza v., "Receive if," for "Shall have it," &c. In varying forms, sometimes, as in Toplady, then as in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, and again in some other shape, this hymn is in very extensive use in all English-speaking countries. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi. p. 12. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)