Sound an alarm, all ye watchmen, for the day of the Lord is near

Sound an alarm, all ye watchmen, for the day of the Lord is near

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Sound an alarm, all ye watchmen, for the day of the Lord is near]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Sound an alarm, all ye watchmen, for the day of the Lord is near;
Blow ye the trumpet, the trumpet in Zion, sound an alarm.
The day of the Lord is nigh at hand,
The day of the Lord is nigh at hand,
The day of the Lord is nigh at hand.
Awake! awake! awake! awake!
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion;
Awake! awake! awake! awake!
Blow ye the trumpet, and sound an alarm.
Rend your hearts and not your garments,
Turn unto the Lord.
Waken, waken, waken, waken!
Waken ye and sound an alarm.



Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1400a

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sound an alarm, all ye watchmen, for the day of the Lord is near
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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