1. Watchman, blow the gospel trumpet,
    Every soul a warning give;
    Whosoever hears the message
    May repent, and, turn and live.

    Blow the trumpet, trusty watchman,
    Blow it loud o’er land and sea;
    God commissions, sound the message!
    Every captive may be free.

  2. Sound it loud oér every hilltop,
    Gloomy shade and sunny plain;
    Ocean depths repeat the message,
    Full salvation’s glad refrain.
  3. Sound it in the hedge and highway,
    Earth’s dark spots where exiles roam;
    Let it tell all things are ready,
    Father waits to welcome home.
  4. Sound it for the heavy laden,
    Weary, longing to be free;
    Sound a Savior’s invitation,
    Sweetly saying, “Come to me.”