[Watchman, blow the gospel trumpet]

[Watchman, blow the gospel trumpet]

Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Published in 21 hymnals

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Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Watchman, blow the gospel trumpet]
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 12153 51367 17132
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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Text: Watchman, Blow the Gospel Trumpet
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