The Trumpet Shall Sound

I’m a little unorthodox, I guess, but this is my favourite piece from Handel’s Messiah.

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.

The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

(1 Corinthians 15:51-53)

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Tim Chesterton

Family man; pastor of St. Margaret's Anglican Church on Ellerslie Road, Edmonton; storyteller; traditional folk musician and occasional songwriter. Email me at timchesterton at outlook dot com.

3 thoughts on “The Trumpet Shall Sound”

  1. More thinking alike, Tim. I want this piece at my funeral so that everyone knows that death is never the end of the story.

  2. Don’t you find that when the trumpet first comes in, even though it’s not loud, it’s a real ‘Wake up’ moment in the piece? And the use of the KJV scripture text is masterful.

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