Gospel Trumpet

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This is a hymn by an anonymous author, apparently first published 1789. The following different melodic settings are known; David Music (2005) lists over 25 tunebooks containing the words between 1799 and 1850.

Versions of the Melody
No. Composer Publication Year Title Parts Key
1 John Cole Sacred Harmony, Part Second 1799 Trumpet 3 A
2 Amos Pilsbury United States Sacred Harmony 1799 Vermont 4 A
3 Jeremiah Ingalls Christian Harmony 1805 Endless Day 3 G
4 James Evans David's Companion 1809 Gospel Trumpet 4 A
5 James P. Carrell Songs of Zion 1821 Gospel Trumpet 4 a
6 Lowell Mason The Choir 1832 Urmund 4 A

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Text and translations

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Robert Spence, Pocket Hymn Book 1789

1. Hark! how the gospel trumpet sounds,
Through all the earth the echo bounds!
And Jesus, by redeeming blood,
Is bringing sinners back to God;
And guides them safely by his word
To endless day.

2. Hail all-victorious conquering Lord,
Be thou by all thy works adored,
Who undertook for sinful man,
And brought salvation through thy name,
That we with thee may ever reign
In endless day.

3. Fight on, ye conquering souls, fight on,
And when the conquest you have won,
Then palms of victory you shall bear,
And in his kingdom have a share,
And crowns of glory ever wear
In endless day.















4. There we shall in sweet chorus join,
And saints and angels all combine
To sing of his redeeming love,
When rolling years shall cease to move,
And this shall be our theme above.
In endless day.

 

Joshua Smith, Divine Hymns, 1791

1. Hark, how the gospel trumpet sounds,
Through all the world the echo bounds,
And Jesus Christ’s redeeming blood
Is bringing sinners home to God.
And guides them safely by his word
To endless day.

2. Hail all victorious conquering Lord,
By all the heavenly hosts adored,
Who undertook for fallen man,
And brought salvation thro’ thy name,
That we with thee might live and reign
In endless day.

3. Fight on, ye conquering saints, fight on,
And when the conquest you have won,
Then palms of victory you shall bear
And in his kingdom have a share,
And crowns of glory you shall wear
In endless day.

4. Thy blood, dear Jesus, once was spilt,
To save our souls from sin and guilt
And sinners now may come to God,
And find salvation through his word,
And sail by faith upon that flood,
To endless day.

5. Thro’ storms and calms by faith we steer,
By feeble hopes and gloomy fears,
Till we arrive at Canaan’s shore,
Where sin and sorrow are no more,
We shout our trials there all o’er
To endless day.

6. Then we shall in sweet chorus join
With saints and angels all combine
To sing of his redeeming love,
When rolling years shall cease to move;
And this shall be our theme above
In endless day.

 

References

  • Music, David W. 2005. The Tune GOSPEL TRUMPET: Its Origin and Transmission in American Tunebooks. American Music Research Center Journal (Boulder, Colorado) 15:19-40.

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