Tread Softly

Be silent, be silent, a whisper is heard

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Be silent, be silent) Doane)
Published in 48 hymnals

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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.

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]

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Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Be silent, be silent, a whisper is heard
Title: Tread Softly
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tread softly, tread softly, the Master is here
Copyright: Public Domain



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