536

The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing

Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

We celebrate with joy that Christ has come to rescue us from sin and evil through the work of his son, Jesus Christ. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 35 identifies the church as “the fellowship of those who confess Jesus as Lord…the bride of Christ…”
 

Belgic Confession, Article 21 professes how Jesus Christ is a high priest forever and provided for the cleansing of our sins; Article 10 proclaims him as the “true eternal God, the Almighty, whom we invoke, worship and serve.” Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1, Question and Answer 2 calls us to “live and die in the joy of this comfort” and “to thank God for such deliverance.”

536

The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing

Tune Information

Name
THE FEAST IS READY
Key
G Major or modal

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Piano Only Accompaniment:
Introduction:
  • The suggested introduction is very rhythmic, and if you are not comfortable setting the tempo from this first line, play through the Refrain for the Intro. It is bright and invites congregational singing. 
— Diane Dykgraaf
536

The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sing

Author and Composer Information

Graham Kendrick (b. August 2, 1950), the son of a Baptist minister in Northamptonshire, is one of the most prolific Christian singer-songwriters in the United Kingdom. He’s written music for over thirty years, and to date has released thirty-eight albums. He is best known for his songs “Shine, Jesus, Shine,” “Knowing You,” and “The Servant King.” Kendrick has received honorary doctorates in divinity from Brunel University and Wycliffe College. In 1987 he helped co-found the March for Jesus, which today is a global phenomenon in which Christians take their faith to the streets in a celebration of Christ. In 1995 Kendrick received a Dove Award for his international work, and he remains an active advocate for Compassion and a contributor to Compassionart.
— Laura de Jong
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