Lord Emmanuel Come (Bright and clear as a trumpet blast)

Song title with Bright and clear as a trumpet blast, a herald shout goes out: Drive a path through the wilderness, a highway for our God; Hills and mountains to be laid low, the valley lifted high, Every mountain and land shall see, the glory of our God.   Chorus:  Come, Lord, to a world of longing, listen to creation’s cry; Answer nature’s deepest yearning; manifest God’s reign. Come, Lord, shining star of morning, rise up, scatter death’s dark shade. Come, Lord, mighty King Eternal! Jesus, Emmanuel!  2  Take your stand on a lofty place, Messenger of God. Shout, O Shout with a voice of joy, cast all fear aside. Say to all in Jerusalem, the city of the Lord: “Look around you the hour has come: See, here is your God.  3 See, he comes in power and might, Master of all things. See the Lord of Victories, he the King of Kings. Shepherd-like he will feed his flock and take them to his arms, Leading them to a place of rest, Saviour, King and God.
This hymn for Advent was written by English Roman Catholic priest, theologian and contemporary music composer, Peter McGrail (b 1959).

It was first published by OCP Publications in 1996, and re-published in 2002.  Downloadable sheet music is still available from the.

The unnamed tune has a 4/4 time signature, and in the key of Em the first few notes are E B B AB d B B B.



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Solo singer self-backed on guitar (whistled on the first verse only):


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The song starts with a five-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the four verses. A rough outline is:
1  Bright and clear as a trumpet blast, a herald shout goes out ...

Chorus:
Come, Lord, to a world of longing, listen to creation’s cry;
Answer nature’s deepest yearning; manifest God’s reign.
Come, Lord, shining star of morning, rise up, scatter death’s dark shade.
Come, Lord, mighty King Eternal! Jesus, Emmanuel!

2  Take your stand on a lofty place, Messenger of God ...

3  See, he comes in power and might, Master of all things ...

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