Blow Ye, the Trumpet, Blow

Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.  
Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
Catalog # SBMP 812
SATB a cappella 
Traditional sacred text in English
Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
This was abolitionist John Brown’s favorite hymn, a fact I learned in 2003 while visiting the Brown family farm in Lake Placid, NY after attending Gregg Smith’s Summer Music Festival in nearby Saranac Lake. John Brown’s ghost must be guiding me lately, I happened to be able to visit Harper’s Ferry, VA both of the previous summers! I must say that the meeting of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers at Harper’s Ferry is breathtakingly beautiful. The arrangement is dedicated to John Brown. I hope he likes it.

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Blow ye the trumpet, blow!
The gladly solemn sound
let all the nations know,
to earth's remotest bound:

The year of jubilee is come!
The year of jubilee is come!
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
 Jesus, our great high priest,
hath full atonement made;
ye weary spirits, rest;
ye mournful souls, be glad:
Extol the lamb of God,
the all atoning Lamb;
redemption in his blood
through-out the world proclaim:
Ye slaves of sin and hell,
your liberty receive,
and safe in Jesus dwell,
and blest in Jesus live:
Ye who have sold for naught
your heritage above
shall have it back unbought,
the gift the  of Jesus' love:
The gospel trumpet hear,
the news of heav'nly grace;
and saved from earth, appear
before your Saviour's face:
The year of jubilee is come!
The year of jubilee is come!
Re-turn to your eternal home.




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