Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Do you hear the voices calling?

Representative Text

1 Do you hear the voices calling?
Listen children, that you may,
Do you hear the baby voices,
From the land so far away?
Do you hear the loving Savior,
Calling you to work and pray?
If you wait, some baby voices
Will have died so far away.

2 Little arms to mother clinging,
Little lips of ruby hue,
Little hearts that wait for Jesus,
Who will send Him? why not you?
Do you know the Savior loves them
As he did in days of old?
Yearns to fold them to His bosom
When they’ve heard the story told.

3 Do you hear the Savior pleading
“Suffer them to come to me?
Bring, O bring my precious jewels;
Gather them from land and sea?”
Will you send to them the story
Of that Savior and His love?
Tell them how He wants to lead them
To the heav’nly home above.

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #148

Text Information

First Line: Do you hear the voices calling?



CONVERSE (also "Erie", named for the city in Pennsylvania where the composer lived for many years) was written in 1868 and published two years later in his Silver Wings under the pseudonym Karl Reden. The tune has also been called "Friendship." Born in Warren, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1832, Char…

Go to tune page >


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Assembly Songs #148

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us