Scripture Verse

Cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound. Leviticus 25:9


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the New Year’s Day (Lon­don: R. Hawes, 1750), num­ber 3.

Music: Le­nox Lew­is Ed­son, in The Chor­is­ter’s Com­pan­ion, by Si­me­on Jo­ce­lyn & Amos Doo­lit­tle (New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut: 1782) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ed­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Charles Wesley


Blow ye the trumpet, blow!
The gladly solemn sound,
Let all the nations know,
To earth’s remotest bound:


The year of jubilee is come!
The year of jubilee is come!
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.

Jesus, our great high priest,
Hath full atonement made,
Ye weary spirits, rest;
Ye mournful souls, be glad:


Extol the Lamb of God,
The all-atoning Lamb;
Redemption by His blood
Throughout the world proclaim:


Ye slaves of sin and hell,
Your liberty receive,
And safe in Jesus dwell,
And blest in Jesus live:


Ye who have sold for naught
Your heritage above,
Shall have it back unbought,
The gift of Jesus’ love:


The Gospel trumpet hear,
The news of heav’nly grace;
And saved from earth, appear
Before your Savior’s face: