Scripture Verse

Blow the trumpet, and warn the people. Ezekiel 33:3

Introduction

Words: From Har­mon­ia Sacra, by Jo­seph Funk (1778–1862).

Music: Lang­don Lo­well Ma­son, The Psal­te­ry, a New Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic 1845 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Funk (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Watchmen! onward to your stations;
Blow the trumpet long and loud;
Preach the Gospel to the nations,
Speak to ev’ry gath’ring crowd.
See the day is breaking;
See the saints awaking,
No more in sadness bow,
No more in sadness bow.

Watchmen! hail the rising glory!
Of the great Messiah’s reign;
Tell the Savior’s bleeding story,
Tell it to the listening train;
See His love revealing,
See the Spirit sealing;
’Tis life among the slain!
’Tis life among the slain.