Scripture Verse

Cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. Leviticus 25:9

Introduction

Words: Mrs. Ju­lia A. Will­iams. A ver­sion of these lyr­ics first ap­peared in Se­cond Ad­vent Hymns (Ex­et­er, New Hamp­shire: A. R. Brown, 1842). How­ev­er, the first source we have seen that cre­dits Will­iams as the au­thor is Glo­ry Songs, by Mrs. & Mrs. John T. Ben­son (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Pen­te­cost­al Mis­sion Pub­lish­ing, 1916), num­ber 94, so pos­si­bly the 1916 ver­sion was Will­iams’ re­ar­range­ment of a text by ear­li­er au­thor.

Music: Jo­si­ah Lowe, in De­vo­tional Me­lo­dies, se­cond edi­tion, by Ab­ra­ham Stock­ton Jenks (Phil­a­delphia, Penn­syl­vania: A. S. Jenks, 1859), page 162 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have a good pic­ture of Lowe or Will­iams (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or more in­for­ma­tion on the or­i­gin of the ly­rics, would you ?

Lyrics

I never shall forget the day
When Jesus washed my sins away;
Oh! my soul was very happy;
Will you go along with me?
Oh! my soul was very happy;
Come and sound the jubilee!

I burdened was with sin and shame,
But Jesus took away the stain.
And my soul was very happy,
Will you go along with me?
And my soul was very happy,
Come and sound the jubilee!

I’m going now to Heav’n above,
To sing the Savior’s dying love.
And my soul is very happy;
Will you go along with me?
Oh! my soul is very happy;
Come and sound the jubilee!

There’s fathers there, and mothers, too,
And don’t you want to go there, too?
Oh! your soul will be so happy,
Won’t you go along with me?
Oh! your soul will be so happy,
Come and sound the jubilee!