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A voice that I hear, across the sea

A voice that I hear, across the sea

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [A voice that I hear, across the sea]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A voice that I hear, across the sea,
Sings the sweetest songs of the east to me;
It sings of a land where bright suns glow,
And the beautiful blossoms of Burmah blow.
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Come to the beautiful land away!"
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Come to the beautiful land!"

2 Oh! hark to the song that o’er the seas
Softly flows along on the summer breeze;
Oh listen, and mingling with its flow,
You will hear the sad wailing of pain and woe.
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Sitting in darkness we wait for day!"
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Sitting in darkness we wait!"

3 For, under the palm trees’ lovely shade,
There the dreadful shrine of the idol’s made;
The land of the east is bright and fair,
But sorrow, and sin and death are there.
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Come, in the night of our need, away!"
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Come in the night of our need!"

4 Oh, children of God, from east and west,
So the heathen come to the heavenly rest!
And Burmah beseechingly begs today,
That you pity and help her and show the way.
Hear her say, hear her say,
"Come, ye, and lead us to God, we pray!"
Hear it say, hear it say,
"Come, ye, and lead us to God!"

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9325

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: A voice that I hear, across the sea
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9325
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The Cyber Hymnal #9325

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