Let The Seventh Angel Sound On High. (Isaac Watts)
Many in the church are confused as to the sequential events leading up to the return of Christ to this earth and the rapture of living saints. One thing all (or most) agree on is that it will happen. But scripture is very clear on this subject as it should be. You will find that if you combine the book of Revelation with Paul’s writings you will have your answer!
“At the last trumpet… the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” (I Cor 15:52)
Then the seventh angel sounded [his trumpet]; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever… We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.” (Rev 11:15,17)
Yours in Christ,
Let The Seventh Angel Sound On High
Let the sev’nth angel sound on high,
Let shouts be heard through all the sky;
Kings of the earth, with glad accord,
Give up your kingdoms to the Lord.
Almighty God, Thy power assume,
Who wast, and art, and art to come:
Jesus, the Lamb who once was slain,
Forever live, forever reign!
The angry nations fret and roar,
That they can slay the saints no more
On wings of vengeance flies our God,
To pay the long arrears of blood.
Now must the rising dead appear;
Now the decisive sentence hear;
Now the dear martyrs of the Lord
Receive an infinite reward.
Words: Isaac Watts,1707.
Music: Henry Williams Baker, 1862