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Earth's ten thousand voices

Earth's ten thousand voices

Author: Walter Hawkins
Tune: [Earth's ten thousand voices] (Cleworth)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Earth’s ten thousand voices daily rise and fall;
But there’s one within me Clearer than them all.
’Tis the voice of Jesus; And I do not know
When its tones first sounded, ’Tis so long ago.

2 As the days of childhood happily have sped,
Oft the voice has thrilled me: follow Me! it said.
Either in the accents pf authority,
Or of love sore wounded, as from Calvary.

3 Speak, Thy servant heareth; speak whate’er Thou wilt;
Let me know Thy mercy; let me know my guilt.
Conquer my perverseness; cure me of delay;
Save me, Lord and Savior, save—this very day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9909

Author: Walter Hawkins

Hawkins, Walter. (Georgetown, Maryland, 1809?--August 6, 1894, Toronto, Ontario). American/British Methodist Episcopal. Born a slave, he reckoned that he was converted in 1822, but had little chance to develop his faith until he escaped to Philadelphia about 1840. Moving to Buffalo, New York, he organized an AME congregation before settling (after a brief stay in New Bedford, Massachusetts) on a farm near Saratoga. The Fugitive Slave Act (1850) brought about his move to Toronto, whose few black Methodists were then worshipping with their white neighbors; both accepted his services as a lay preacher. In 1856, however, Ontario's blacks formed a British ME church, which accepted him as a full-time pastor for communities which many ex-slaves we… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Earth's ten thousand voices
Author: Walter Hawkins



The Cyber Hymnal #9909
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Alleluia #165

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Alleluia #165

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Gloria #136


The Cyber Hymnal #9909

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The New Canadian Hymnal #350

Exclude 4 pre-1979 instances
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