Sound the Alarm!

Sound the alarm! let the watchman cry

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Sound the alarm! Let the watchman cry!]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Sound the alarm! let the watchman cry,
"Up! for the day of the Lord is nigh;
Who will escape from the wrath to come?
Who have a place in the soul's bright home?"

Sound the alarm, watchman,
Sound the alarm!
For the Lord will come with a conqu'ring arm;
And the hosts of sin, as their ranks advance,
Shall wither and fall at His glance.

2 Sound the alarm! let the cry go forth,
Swift as the wind, o'er the realms of earth;
Flee to the Rock where the soul may hide!
Flee to the Rock! in its cleft abide. [Chorus]

3 Sound the alarm on the mountain's brow!
Plead with the lost by the wayside now;
Warn them to come and the truth embrace;
Urge them to come and be saved by grace. [Chorus]

4 Sound the alarm in the youthful ear,
Sound it aloud that the old may hear;
Blow ye the trump while the day beams last!
Blow ye the trump till the light is past! [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #14

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Sound the alarm! let the watchman cry
Title: Sound the Alarm!
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sound the alarm, watchman!
Copyright: Public Domain



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