Not by the brazen trumpet's voice

Not by the brazen trumpet's voice

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Not by the brazen trumpet's voice,
But the sweet sky-lark's early lay,
Our tribes are summoned, to rejoice
In God their Saviour on this day.

Not to the battle-field we throng
With deadly steel in murderous hands,
But on our hill of peace the song
Of triumph bursts from all our bands.

Then, in the temples of the Lord,
Assembling round a throne of grace
We sing, and pray, and hear the word,
And meet our Maker face to face.

Salvation's silver trumpet brings
Heaven's richest music to our ears;
Happy, whose heart with rapture springs,
At the first welcome note he hears.

He, when the last dread trumpet's tone
The dead to second life shall call,
May stand unmoved before the throne,
Though stars, like lightnings, round him fall.

He, where eternal sabbaths shine,
Where all by God himself are taught,
Lessons shall learn of truth divine,
Of power and love, surpassing thought.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not by the brazen trumpet's voice
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d108


Sacred Poems and Hymns #44

The Social Harp #149

Union Hymns. Rev. #d259

Union Hymns. Rev. #d263

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