The Trumpet Sounds

O conqering host, your leader calls

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [O conqering host, your leader calls]
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1 O conq’ring host, your leader calls,
On list’ning ears the message falls;
The hour is ripe and grace abounds,
Go forward now, the trumpet sounds.

The trumpet sounds,
The call rings out,
Lift up with joy, the triumph shout,
The trumpet sounds,
It summons you
In Jesus’ name to dare and do.

2 The ranks of evil gather fast,
This golden day will soon be past;
Let not your faith and hope grow dim,
O loyal souls, be strong in Him. [Refrain]

3 Oh, ne’er before as in this day
Were such opposers in array;
But God is near to help and guide,
Stand on the Lord Jehovah’s side. [Refrain]

4 His bugles never sound retreat,
Go forth in faith your God to meet;
When life is o’er and vict’ry won,
You then shall hear your Lord’s “Well done.” [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Message Choir #50

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O conqering host, your leader calls
Title: The Trumpet Sounds
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The trumpet sounds
Publication Date: 1929
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1929.


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The Gospel Message Choir #50

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