Scripture Verse

He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people. Psalm 50:4


Words: Na­than S. S. Be­man, Sac­red Lyr­ics (Troy, New York: N. Tut­tle, print­er, 1832), num­ber 310. The Judg­ment Trum­pet.

Music: Tam­worth Charles Lock­hart, 1790 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Lock­hart (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Nathan S. S. Beman (1785–1871)


Hark, the judg­ment trum­pet sound­ing
Rends the skies and shakes the poles;
Lo, the day, with wrath abound­ing,
Breaks up­on as­ton­ished souls:
Every crea­ture
Now the aw­ful Judge be­holds.

Jesus, Captain of sal­va­tion,
Leads His ar­mies down the skies;
Every kin­dred, tribe and na­tion,
From the sleep of death, arise:
Heaven’s loud sum­mons
Fills the world with dread sur­prise.

Zion’s king, His throne as­cend­ing,
Calls His saints be­fore His face;
Crowns with glo­ry ne­ver end­ing,
All the child­ren of His grace:
Heaven shall ec­ho;
Songs of tri­umph fill the place.

Look be­neath, where hell is burn­ing!
There the sons of dark­ness lie;
Hope to black des­pair is turn­ing;
There the worm shall ne­ver die:
Careless sin­ner,
Oh, to Je­sus quickly fly.