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A voice, a heavenly voice I hear

A voice, a heavenly voice I hear

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 A voice, a heavenly voice I hear!
Arise, O soul, come and draw near
To hallow and revere
The day the Lord thy God doth make,
And of the bread of life partake.

2 I come, dear Jesus, at thy word,
A guest unworthy to thy board,
My Saviour and my Lord.
O clothe me with thy righteousness,
My soul with thy salvation bless! A-men.

3 O Lord, who my Redeemer art,
Come thou and purify my heart.
From thee I'll ne'er depart,
But wheresoe'er thou leadest me
In constant faith I'll follow thee.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #270

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A voice, a heavenly voice I hear
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d3

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Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #270

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #238


The Hymnal and Order of Service #238

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d6

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