Scripture Verse

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand. Joel 2:1


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Good as Gold, by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1880), num­ber 144.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Sound the al­arm! Let the watch­man cry!
Up! for the day of the Lord is nigh;
Who will es­cape from the wrath to come?
Who have a place in the soul’s bright home?


Sound the alarm, watch­man! Sound the alarm!
For the Lord will come with a con­qu’ring arm;
And the hosts of sin, as their ranks ad­vance,
Shall wi­ther and fall at His glance.

Sound the alarm! Let the cry go forth,
Swift as the wind, o’er the realms of earth;
Flee to the rock where the soul may hide!
Flee to the rock! in its cleft abide!


Sound the alarm on the mount­ain’s brow!
Plead with the lost by the way­side now:
Warn them to come and the truth em­brace;
Urge them to come and be saved by grace.


Sound the alarm in the youth­ful ear;
Sound it aloud that the old may hear;
Blow ye the trump while the day-beams last!
Blow ye the trump till the light is past!