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Witnessing for Christ

Do you know that Christ is listening?

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: Do you know that Christ is list'ning?]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Do you know that Christ is list'ning?
Does he hear your accents clear?
Do you always witness for him,
Tell to others far and near
All the joys of his salvation,
All the rapture of his love?
Let him hear your loving utt'rance,
He is leaning from above!

Are you witnessing for Jesus,
Glad to speak a loving word?
List'ning, longing souls surround you,
That dear story have they heard?

2 Once he sought you in his pity,
You were far outside the fold;
Oh, his love was deep and tender,
Have you often the story told?
In the wilderness so lonely,
Jesus heard your feeble cry;
Brought you home to life and gladness,
Do you ever testify? [Chorus]

3 There are others in the desert,
Seek them now and tell of him,
Of his patience and forbearance
When you wandered far from him;
Tell them of the peace and shelter
Offered to each homeless one;
For if you refuse to tell them,
How can they to Christ be won? [Chorus]

4 Does no sound e'er break the stillness?
Does he know his child is dumb?
Do not grieve him by your silence
As the moments go and come!
Thro' the swiftly flying moments
He is list'ning from his throne;
Be a true and faithful witness,
Speak in eager, joyous tone. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #142

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Do you know that Christ is listening?
Title: Witnessing for Christ
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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