1 Herald, sound the note of judgment,
warning us of right and wrong,
turning us from sin and sadness
till once more we sing the song.
Sound the trumpet! Tell the message:
Christ, the Savior king, is come!
2 Herald, sound the note of gladness;
tell the news that Christ is here;
make a pathway through the desert
for the one who brings God near.
3 Herald, sound the note of pardon--
those repenting are forgiven;
God receives his wayward children,
and to them new life is given.
4 Herald, sound the note of triumph;
Christ has come to share our life,
Bringing God’s own love and power,
granting victory in our strife.