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 1832.

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

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Nathan S. S. Beman


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.