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


Thomas Kelly

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns on Va­ri­ous Pass­ag­es of Scrip­ture, fourth edi­tion (Du­blin, Ire­land: Tho­mas John­son, 1812), pag­es 325–26.

Music: Ains­worth (Hast­ings) Tho­mas Hast­ings, Church Me­lo­dies (New York: An­son D. F. Ran­dolph, 1858), page 30 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Thomas Hastings


Hark! that sound of rapturous joy
Bursting forth from yonder cloud:
Jesus comes, and thro’ the sky,
Angels tell their joy aloud.

Now the world’s duration ends,
Now the Lord will meet his foes;
These shall perish, but His friends
Shall in Heav’n obtain repose.

Hark, the trumpet’s awful voice
Sounds abroad thro’ sea and land;
Let His people now rejoice,
Their re­demp­tion is at hand.

See! the Lord appears in view,
Heav’n and earth before Him fly:
Rise, ye saints, He comes for you;
Rise to meet Him in the sky.

Go and dwell with Him above,
Where no foes can e’er molest;
Happy in the Sav­ior’s love!
Blessing and for ever blest.