Hark! Listen To The Trumpeters

Author: John A. Granade
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)

Languages (11)

This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:

  • Dutch: Komt, hoor naar ’t luid trompetgeschal
  • French: Entendez vous l’appel du cor
  • Hawaiian: E Hoolohe I Na Pu
  • Japanese: 自由の兵呼ぶ
  • Korean: 진군 나팔 소리 듣고
  • Maori: He Tetere kei te Tangi!
  • Norwegian: Kom lytt så til basunene
  • Samoan: Ua Alalaga Tele Mai
  • Spanish: Oíd el toque del clarín
  • Spanish Braille: ⠠⠕ ⠙ ⠑⠇ ⠞⠕⠟⠥⠑ ⠙⠑⠇ ⠉⠇⠁⠗ ⠝


Most common tunes for “Hark! Listen To The Trumpeters”

This chart shows the tunes that are paired with this text most frequently, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If the text appears with the same tune in multiple editions or translations of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once.

Appearances of “Hark! Listen To The Trumpeters” over time

This timeline shows which tunes have been used with this text over time, in hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Representative lyrics

English (Original Language)

Hark! Listen to the Trumpeters (Choir)

Hymns (1948, 1979), no. 253

1. Hark, listen to the trumpeters! They sound for volunteers. On Zion’s bright and flowery mount Behold the officers. Their horses white, their armor bright, With courage bold they stand, Enlisting soldiers for their King To march to Zion’s land.

2. It sets my heart all in a flame A soldier brave to be; I will enlist, gird on my arms, And fight for liberty. We want no cowards in our bands Who will our colors fly. We call for valiant-hearted men Who’re not afraid to die.

3. To see our armies on parade, How martial they appear! All armed and dressed in uniform They look like men of war. They follow their great General, The great Eternal Lamb; His garments stained in his own blood, King Jesus is his name.

4. The trumpets sound, the armies shout, They drive the host of hell, How dreadful is our God, our King, The great Emmanuel! Sinners, enlist with Jesus Christ, Th’ eternal Son of God, And march with us to Zion’s land, Beyond the swelling flood.


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