Scripture Verse

This Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations. Matthew 24:14


Henry L. Gilmour

Words: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour, in Ga­thered Jew­els, ed­it­ed by Will­iam A. Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1886), num­ber 5.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyra Germanica, 1862


Watchman, blow the Gospel trumpet,
Every soul a warning give;
Whosoever hears the message
May repent, and turn and live.


Blow the trumpet, trusty watchman,
Blow it loud o’er land and sea;
God commissions, sound the message!
Every captive may be free.

Sound it loud o’er every hilltop,
Gloomy shade and sunny plain;
Ocean depths repeat the message,
Full salvation’s glad refrain.


Sound it in the hedge and highway,
Earth’s dark spots where exiles roam;
Let it tell all things are ready,
Father waits to welcome home.


Sound it for the heavy laden,
Weary, longing to be free;
Sound a Savior’s invitation,
Sweetly saying, Come to Me.