Scripture Verse

The trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised. 1 Corinthians 15:52


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship, ed­it­ed by R. Hall (Lon­don: Bur­ton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 789. Re­sur­rect­ion and Judg­ment.

Music: Wirks­worth, from John Che­tham’s Psal­mo­dy, 1718 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome or Che­tham (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Soon shall the trum­pet spread
Its ani­mat­ing sound—
Awake, arise, ye nu­mer­ous dead,
Ye na­tions un­der­ground.

The so­lemn call’s ob­eyed,
In won­drous crowds they come,
Reluctantly, and all di­smayed,
To hear their fi­nal doom.

Be that im­port­ant day
Impressed up­on my mind,
Let me with con­stant fer­vor pray,
That I may mer­cy find.

Oh let my heart re­joice,
To find the Judge my friend;
His love shall then at­tune my voice,
When time and na­ture end.