Scripture Verse

He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31

Introduction

Words: An­on­y­mous, in Se­lect Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of St. Law­rence’s Church, Read­ing, Berks. (Read­ing, Eng­land: M. Cow­slade, 1809), pag­es 168–69.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Un­i­vers­al Psalm­o­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Dar­wall, would you ?

Lyrics

Hark ’tis the trumpet’s sound!
It closes earthly things;
It echoes all around,
And great the news it brings;
It says that Jesus is at hand,
And bids the world before Him stand.

The sound is heard afar,
It goes through sea and land;
And now before His bar,
Th’assembled nations stand;
His friends are mingled with His foes,
But who are His the Savior knows.

And now He calls His own,
To dwell with Him above;
To sit upon His throne,
And share His endless love;
With joy they meet Him in the clouds,
And mix with Heav’n’s exulting crowds.

O may my portion be
With those whom Jesus owns!
This is enough for me,
’Tis more than earthly thrones.
Let others take what earth can give:
With Jesus only let me live.