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104. Tread Softly

1 Be silent, be silent,
A whisper is heard,
Be silent, and listen,
Oh, treasure each word!

Tread softly, tread softly,
The Master is here,
Tread softly, tread softly,
He bids us draw near. [Refrain]

2 Be silent, be silent,
For holy this place,
This altar that echoes
The message of grace. [Refrain]

3 Be silent, be silent,
Breathe humbly our prayer,
A foretaste of Eden
This moment we share. [Refrain]

4 Be silent, be silent,
His mercy record,
Be silent, be silent
And wait on the Lord. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Be silent, be silent
Title: Tread Softly
Author: Frances J. Crosby
Meter: D
Scripture: Zechariah 2:13
Topic: Worship
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (
Refrain First Line: Tread softly, tread softly
Tune Information
Name: [Be silent, be silent]
Composer: William H. Doane
Meter: D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (

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