Not by the brazen trumpet's voice

Not by the brazen trumpet's voice

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals

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Not by the brazen trumpet's voice,
But the sweet sky-lark's early lay,
Our tribes are summoned, to rejoice
In God their Saviour on this day.

Not to the battle-field we throng
With deadly steel in murderous hands,
But on our hill of peace the song
Of triumph bursts from all our bands.

Then, in the temples of the Lord,
Assembling round a throne of grace
We sing, and pray, and hear the word,
And meet our Maker face to face.

Salvation's silver trumpet brings
Heaven's richest music to our ears;
Happy, whose heart with rapture springs,
At the first welcome note he hears.

He, when the last dread trumpet's tone
The dead to second life shall call,
May stand unmoved before the throne,
Though stars, like lightnings, round him fall.

He, where eternal sabbaths shine,
Where all by God himself are taught,
Lessons shall learn of truth divine,
Of power and love, surpassing thought.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not by the brazen trumpet's voice
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English



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Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d108
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The Social Harp #149
Union Hymns. Rev. #d259
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