Hark 'Tis The Trumpet's Sound!

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1 Hark ’tis the trumpet’s sound!
It closes earthly things;
It echoes all around,
And great the news it brings;
It says that Jesus is at hand,
And bids the world before Him stand.

2 The sound is heard afar,
It goes through sea and land;
And now before His bar,
Th’assembled nations stand;
His friends are mingled with His foes,
But who are His the Savior knows.

3 And now He calls His own,
To dwell with Him above;
To sit upon His throne,
And share His endless love;
With joy they meet Him in the clouds,
And mix with Heav’n’s exulting crowds.

4 O may my portion be
With those whom Jesus owns!
This is enough for me,
’Tis more than earthly thrones.
Let others take what earth can give:
With Jesus only let me live.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4131

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark ’tis the trumpet’s sound!
Title: Hark 'Tis The Trumpet's Sound!
Author: Anonymous
Source: Select Psalms and Hymns, for the use of St. Lawrence's Church, Reading, Berks (Reading, England: M. Cowslade, 1809)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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