A voice upon the midnight airAuthor: James Martineau
Tune: CRUX CRUDELIS
Published in 36 hymnals
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1 A voice upon the midnight air,
Where Kedron's moonlit waters stray,
Weeps forth in agony of prayer,
"O Father, take this cup away."
2 Ah! Thou who sorrowest unto death,
We conquer in Thy mortal fray;
And earth for all her children saith,
"O God, take not this cup away."
3 O Lord of sorrow, meekly die:
Thou'lt heal or hallow all our woe;
Thy Name refresh the mourner's sigh,
Thy peace revive the faint and low.
4 Great Chief of faithful souls, arise:
None else can lead the martyr-band,
Who teach the brave how peril flies,
When faith, unarmed, lifts up the hand.
5 O King of earth, the cross ascend;
O'er climes and ages 'tis Thy throne:
Where'er Thy fading eye may bend,
The desert blooms, and is Thine own.
6 Thy parting blessing, Lord, we pray:
Make but one fold below, above;
And when we go the last lone way,
O give the welcome of Thy love.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
A voice upon the midnight air. [Passiontide.] Dr. Martineau informs us that this hymn was contributed to his Hymns for the Christian Church & Home, 1840. It is No. 218, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and is given as "Anonymous." It has since appeared in many Unitarian collections in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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