Scripture Verse

In the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. Leviticus 25:9


Words: Eng­lish.

Music: Ri­chard S. Thain, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Thain (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Gos­pel trum­pet’s sound­ing,
The year of ju­bi­lee,
And grace is all abound­ing,
To set the bond­men free.


Return, re­turn, ye cap­tives,
Return un­to your home,
The Gos­pel trum­pet’s sound­ing,
The ju­bi­lee is come!
The Gos­pel trum­pet’s sound­ing,
The ju­bi­lee is come!

Forsake your wretch­ed ser­vice,
Your mas­ter’s claims are o’er;
Avail your­selves of free­dom,
Be Sa­tan’s slaves no more.


A bet­ter Mas­ter’s call­ing,
In ac­cents true and kind;
He asks a lov­ing ser­vice,
And claims a will­ing mind.


He of­fers you sal­va­tion,
And points to joys above;
And, long­ing, waits to make you
The ob­jects of His love.


In liv­ing faith ac­cept Him,
Give up all ease be­side;
While grace is loud­ly call­ing,
Look to the Cru­ci­fied.