Scripture Verse

This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations. Matthew 24:14


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Gos­pel Awak­en­ing, ed­it­ed by Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: F. A. Black­mer, 1888), num­ber 1.

Music: Loy­o­la Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick


Wake! and hear the Gospel trumpet,
With a loud and earnest call,
Sounding forth the joyful tidings;
Full salvation free to all.


Swell the song, proclaim the story,
Let the joyful echo ring;
Jesus died the world to ransom,
Jesus lives, our priest and king.

Wake! and hear the Gospel, telling
What redeeming grace has done;
To a feast of love and mercy,
Jesus welcomes every one.


Wake! and hear the Gospel mandate,
Fight against the host of sin;
Join the ranks that now are marching,
Precious souls for Christ to win.


Wake! and hear the Gospel promise,
Unto those that faithful prove,
I will give them life eternal,
They shall dwell with Me in love.