Hark! That Sound Of Rapturous Joy

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1. Hark! that shout of rapture high,
Bursting forth from yonder cloud;
Jesus comes, thro' the sky,
Angels tell their joy aloud,
Angels tell their joy aloud.

2. Hark! the trumpet's awful voice
Sounds abroad o'er sea and land;
Let his people now rejoice;
Their redemption is at hand,
Their redemption is at hand.

3. See, the Lord appears in view;
Heav'n and earth before him fly;
Rise, ye saints, he comes for you;
Rise, to meet him in the sky,
Rise, to meet him in the sky.

4. Go and dwell with him above,
Where no foe can e'er molest;
Happy in the Saviour's love,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Ever blessing, ever blest.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #937

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, that shout of rapturous joy
Title: Hark! That Sound Of Rapturous Joy
Author: Thomas Kelly
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Source: Hymns of Various Passages of Scripture, 4th ed. (Dublin: Thomas Johnson, 1812)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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HENDON

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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