Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. 1 Thessalonians 4:16


Words: Lil­li­an Rai­nor, in The Re­viv­al Help­er, by Charles W. Ray (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brai­nard’s Sons, 1893), pag­es 154–55.

Music: Frank Niel­sen (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rai­nor or Niel­sen (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When the trum­pet of God shall be sound­ing,
And the Lord shall des­cend from the sky;
When His voice thro’ the earth is re­sound­ing,
And the guil­ty in ter­ror shall cry—
Unrepentant, un­for­giv­en,
When Je­ho­vah to judg­ment shall call;
How the sum­mons, the wick­ed con­found­ing,
As the knell of their doom must appall.

When the trum­pet of God shall be sound­ing,
And the saints shall in tri­umph as­cend;
When with rap­ture in glo­ry sur­round­ing
Their ex­alt­ed Re­deem­er and friend;
Unrepentant, un­for­giv­en,
How the sin­ner his doom must be­wail;
Seek the Lord and His mer­cy abound­ing,
While a pe­ni­tent’s tears can avail.

While the world shall in ang­uish be quak­ing,
And the tem­pest of jus­tice shall fall;
When the slum­ber­ing dead are awak­ing,
And to judg­ment shall come great and small;
Unrepentant, un­for­giv­en,
Self-condemned ev­ery sin­ner will be;
Fly to Je­sus, trans­gress­ion for­sak­ing,
While there’s mercy and par­don for thee.