Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. 1 Thessalonians 4:16

Introduction

Words: Lil­li­an Rai­nor, in The Re­viv­al Help­er, by Charles W. Ray (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brai­nard’s Sons, 1893), pag­es 154–55.

Music: Frank Niel­sen (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When the trumpet of God shall be sounding,
And the Lord shall descend from the sky;
When His voice thro’ the earth is resounding,
And the guilty in terror shall cry—
Unrepentant, unforgiven,
When Jehovah to judgment shall call;
How the summons, the wicked confounding,
As the knell of their doom must appall.

When the trumpet of God shall be sounding,
And the saints shall in triumph ascend;
When with rapture in glory surrounding
Their exalted Redeemer and Friend;
Unrepentant, unforgiven,
How the sinner his doom must bewail;
Seek the Lord and His mercy abounding,
While a penitent’s tears can avail.

While the world shall in anguish be quaking,
And the tempest of justice shall fall;
When the slumbering dead are awaking,
And to judgment shall come great and small;
Unrepentant, unforgiven,
Self-condemned every sinner will be;
Fly to Jesus, transgression forsaking,
While there’s mercy and pardon for thee.