O where shall I be when the first trumpet

O where shall I be when the first trumpet

Tune: [O where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?
O where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
O where shall I be when it sounds?
I'll be lying in my grave when the first trumpet sounds,
I'll be lying in my grave when it sounds so loud,
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
I'll be lying in my grave when it sounds.

2 Mourner, where will you be when the first trumpet sounds?
Mourner, where will you be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
O where will you be when it sounds?

Chorus:
You'll be lying in my grave when the first trumpet sounds,
You'll be lying in my grave when it sounds so loud,
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
You'll be lying in my grave when it sounds.

3 Sinner, where will you be when the first trumpet sounds?
Sinner, where will you be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
O where will you be when it sounds? [Chorus]

4 Gambler, where will you be when the first trumpet sounds?
Gambler, where will you be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
O where will you be when it sounds? [Chorus]

5 Brother, where will you be when the first trumpet sounds?
Brother, where will you be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead,
O where will you be when it sounds? [Chorus]

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #68

Text Information

First Line: O where shall I be when the first trumpet
Source: Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll be lying in my grave when the first trumpet sounds
Copyright: Public Domain

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National Jubilee Melodies #68

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d96

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