My fellow “7th trumpet rapturist” – Isaac Watts.
Then the seventh angel sounded; 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.” (Rev. 11:15)
Fellow believers rarely believe me when I tell them that I am a “7th trumpet rapturist”. This comes from the book of Revelation. Actually, you will be convinced yourself if you read chapters 10-11 in succession. You can imagine how blessed I was when I came upon this hymn by Isaac Watts (d. 1748) “Let The Seventh Angel Sound On High”.
Watts was credited with some 650 hymns. Of course you have heard of “Joy to the World” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. Most people don’t know it but Watts wrote the words of “Joy to the World” (taken from Psalm 98) as a hymn glorifying Christ’s triumphant return at the end of the age! Can I ask you with this thought in mind to read this hymn and then read Revelation 10-11?
Let The Seventh 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.