2058. God Speaks to Us in Bird and Song

1. God speaks to us in bird and song,
In winds that drift the clouds along,
Above the din and toil of wrong,
A melody of love.

2. God speaks to us in far and near,
In peace of home and friends most dear,
From the dim past and present clear,
A melody of love.

3. God speaks to us in darkest night,
By quiet ways through mornings bright,
When shadows fall with evening light,
A melody of love.

4. O Voice divine, speak Thou to me,
Beyond the earth, beyond the sea,
First let me hear, then sing to Thee,
A melody of love.

Text Information
First Line: God speaks to us in bird and song
Title: God Speaks to Us in Bird and Song
Author: Joseph Johnson (1888)
Meter: 88.86
Language: English
Source: Dibs: A Story of Young London Life (at the beginning of chapter 4: 'Promoted to the Choir'), 1888. The hymn was published in School Hymns in 1891.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Walford Davies (1923)
Meter: 88.86
Incipit: 13565 43211 15671
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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