[The text below is not by a Jubilate author but is included for convenience. The music is available on this website (see the tune MERTON). The words and music together are in The Jubilate Group publications shown below.]

1. Hark! a trumpet call is sounding,
'Christ is near,' it seems to say:
'Cast away the dreams of darkness,
children of the dawning day!'

2. Wakened by the solemn warning,
let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ, her sun, all gloom dispelling,
shines upon the morning skies.

3. See! the Lamb, so long expected,
comes with pardon down from heaven;
let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
one and all to be forgiven.

4. That, when next he comes in glory
and the world is wrapped in fear,
with his mercy he may shield us,
and with words of love draw near.

5. Honour, glory, might and blessing
to the Father and the Son,
with the everlasting Spirit,
while eternal ages run!

from the Latin (6th century),
E Caswall (1814-1878)