Scripture Verse

Glad tidings of good things!@Romans 10:15
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Al­lan San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 5. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Fran­ces, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Gi­ro­na Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

Lyrics

The Gospel trumpet sounds,
Let those that hear obey;
A king prepares a royal feast
For hungry souls today.
A king who sits enthroned
Where saints adoring stand,
And multitudes of angels wait
On His divine command.

The Gospel trumpet sounds
In thrilling tones sublime;
The message of redeeming love
To earth’s remotest clime.
From yonder rifted Rock,
Salvation’s river flows;
O come, and take the heav’nly gift
Our glorious king bestows.

He sends His heralds forth,
And bids them in His name,
The rich provision of His grace
To each and all proclaim.
Again the trumpet sounds;
’Tis calling, calling still;
The feast is spread, and yet there’s room
Come, whosoever will.