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Hark, the judgment trumpet sounding

Hark, the judgment trumpet sounding

Author: N. S. S. Beman
Published in 18 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Hark, the judgment trumpet sounding
Rends the skies and shakes the poles;
Lo, the day, with wrath abounding,
Breaks upon astonished souls:
Every creature
Now the awful Judge beholds.

2 Jesus, Captain of salvation,
Leads His armies down the skies;
Every kindred, tribe and nation,
From the sleep of death, arise:
Heaven’s loud summons
Fills the world with dread surprise.

3 Zion’s king, His throne ascending,
Calls His saints before His face;
Crowns with glory never ending,
All the children of His grace:
Heaven shall echo;
Songs of triumph fill the place.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10259

Author: N. S. S. Beman

Beman, Nathan Sidney Smith, D.D., was born at Canaan, Columbia Co., N. Y., Nov. 27, 1785; and graduated at Middleburg College, Vermont, 1807. He was a Congregational Pastor at Portland, Maine, 1810-12; Minister in Georgia, 1812-22; and Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Troy, N. Y., 1823-63. He died at Carbondale, Illinois, Aug. 8, 1871. He edited Sacred Lyrics, Troy, 1832, and an enlarged collection under the same title, 1841. The latter was adopted by the New School Presbyterian General Assembly as the Church Psalmist, 1847. Dr. Beman is known in hymnody mainly through his three hymns which are in common use:— 1. Jesus, we bow before Thy throne. Missions. This appeared in Dr. Hastings's Spiritual Songs, 1831, No. 174, in 4… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the judgment trumpet sounding
Author: N. S. S. Beman


Hark, the judgment trumpet sounding. Judgment. The last two were first published in his Sacred Lyrics, 1832, and all are given in Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872. Dr. Beman's hymns are unknown to English collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #10259
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