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The Morning Trumpet 85

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Benjamin Franklin White, 1844
Poet: John Leland, 1793
Meter: 7s,6s (7,6,7,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Oh when shall I see Jesus,
And reign with Him above,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And from the flowing fountain
Drink everlasting love,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 1 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Chorus
Shout, Oh glory! for I shall mount above the skies,
When I hear the trumpet sound in the morning.


2
When shall I be delivered
From this vain world of sin,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And with my blessed Jesus,
Drink endless pleasures in,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 1 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)
3
But now I am a soldier,
My Captain's gone before;
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
He's given me my orders,
And bids me ne'er give o'er;
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 2 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
4
His promises are faithful -
A righteous crown He'll give,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And all His valiant soldiers
Eternally shall live.
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 2 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)
5
Through grace I feel determined
To conquer, though I die,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And then away to Jesus
On wings of love I'll fly;
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 3 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
6
Farewell to sin and sorrow,
I bid them both adieu!
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And, Oh my friends, prove faithful,
And on your way pursue.
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 3 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)
7
Whene'er you meet with troubles,
And trials on your way,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
Then cast your care on Jesus,
And don't forget to pray.
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 4 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
8
Gird on the gospel armor
Of faith, and hope, and love,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And when the combat's ended,
He'll carry you above.
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 4 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)
9
Oh do not be discouraged,
For Jesus is your Friend;
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
And if you lack for knowledge,
He'll not refuse to lend.
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 5 (Lines 1, 2, 3, & 4)
10
Neither will He upbraid you,
Though often you request,
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?
He'll give you grace to conquer,
And take you home to rest.
And shall hear the trumpet sound in the morning?

(Chorus)


O WHEN shall I see Jesus!, Stanza 5 (Lines 5, 6, 7, & 8)