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That Gentle Whisper

Representative Text

1 Do you hear that gentle whisper?
Sweeter accents cannot be;
'Tis the Saviour's invitation,
"Come, my child, oh, come to me."

Come to me, come to me;
Sweetly breathes that gentle whisper,
"Come to me, oh, come to me,"
Breathes the Saviour's invitation,
Come to me, oh, come to me.

2 Wait not till the evening shadows
Close around your dark'ning way,
Come, while morning dewdrops sparkle,
Come, while early sunbeams play. [Chorus]

3 Come, and bring your fresh affections,
Youth's bright flowers of joy and love,
Come, to find eternal treasures,
Find your truest Friend above. [Chorus]

4 Leave these shallow streams untasted,
Never can they satisfy,
Come, to drink of living waters,
Freely flowing from on high. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #181

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you hear that gentle whisper?
Title: That Gentle Whisper
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come to me, come to me
Copyright: Public Domain



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