Spiral bound 120 pages
ISBN  978-0-9814913-0-1
L.O.C. 2008920427
Price: $20.00 (U.S)
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About The Book

The Trumpet of the Lord

The Trumpet of the Lord is a book of over 100 trumpet descants for familiar Christian hymns. They are written to be played by trumpet along with congregation singing, or can be used as solos for church. The accompaniment can be played directly from a standard hymn book (not provided) either as written or with the typical embellishments many pianists or organists do, as long as the basic harmony is not altered.

Most of the descants are for one (Bb) trumpet, but a few are written for two and three trumpets. The level of skill required of the performer would vary depending on the hymn, but the typical ones require at least the level of a good high school musician.

Many of the descants are of a heroic fanfare style. Many, because of the nature of the hymn for which they were written, are subdued as an added counter-melody. Most are intended to be played only on the last verse of the hymn when done with congregational singing, but the melody in the Bb trumpet's key is also provided for the player to utilize on the preceding verses as desired.

The book also contains a brief history of the biblical trumpets especially the shofar (ram's horn) along with a script for doing the rite of blowing the shofar for a worship service. There is also a chapter on how to make a shofar out of a ram's horn.

The book of 120 pages with spiral binding can be ordered from Park Bench Publishing. The cost is $20.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling for a total of $20. Preferred payment is by PayPal or check.

Below is a list of some of the hymns included in the collection:


Abide with Me

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

A Servant of the Least

All Creatures of Our God and King.

All Hail the Power

Amazing Grace

America the Beautiful

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Because He Lives

Bless His Holy Name

Break Out, O Church of God

Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is Risen Today (duet)

Come, Thou Almighty King

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Faith is the Victory

Glorious is Thy Name, Most Holy

Glory Be to the Father

Go Tell It on the Mountain

God is so Good

God of Grace and God of Glory

God of Our Fathers

God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle

Great Is the Lord

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great Redeemer

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Heaven Came Down

Holy is the Lord

Holy, Holy, Holy

How Great Thou Art

How Majestic is Your Name

I Am Thine, O Lord

I Know Whom I Have Believed

I Love To Tell The Story

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

I Will Sing of My Redeemer

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It Is Well With My Soul

Jesus Loves Me

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Just As I Am

Let All Things Now Living

Lift High the Cross

Like a River Glorious

Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending

Lord, Send a Revival

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love is the Theme

Low in the Grave He Lay

Make Me a Blessing

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

My Country Tis of Thee

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

My God, How Wonderful You Are

National Anthem

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

O Worship the King

Onward, Christian Soldiers

People Need the Lord

Praise Him, All Ye Little Children

Praise Him, Praise Him

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Rise Up, O Men of God

Saved! Saved!

Send the Light

Serve the Lord With Gladness

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Star Spangled Banner

The Love of Christ Who Died For Me

The Master Hath Cometh

The Solid Rock

There is a Balm in Gilead

To God be the Glory

We Gather Together

We Have Heard the Joyful Sound

We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

When Morning Gilds the Skies

When We All Get to Heaven

Wherever He Leads, I'll Go

Worthy of Worship