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

Introduction

Words: Ano­ny­mous.

Music: Ware­ham Will­iam Knapp, 1738 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Knapp
1698–1768

Lyrics

Star of our hope! He’ll soon appear,
The last loud trumpet speaks Him near;
Hail Him, all saints, from pole to pole—
How welcome to the faithful soul!

From Hea­ven angelic voices sound:
Behold the Lord of glo­ry crowned.
Arrayed in majesty divine,
And in His highest glories shine.

The grave yields up its precious trust,
Which long has slumbered in the dust,
Resplendent forms ascending, fair,
Now meet the Sav­ior in the air.

Descending with His azure throne,
He claims the kingdom for His own;
The saints rejoice, they shout, they sing,
And hail Him their triumphant king.

O joyful day, when He appears
With all His saints, to end their fears!
Our Lord will then His right obtain,
And in His kingdom ever reign.