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Far above earth's tumult

Far above earth's tumult

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Far above earth’s tumult]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far above earth’s tumult
The call of Christ we hear,
Shall its gentle pleading
Fall on a heedless ear?
O hear the call of Christ,
O hear the call of Christ.

The call of Christ is to mercy and pardon and peace,
The call of Christ is to warfare that never shall cease,
‘Til we shall enter the land of promise where true joys abound,
Then onward press, my comrades, we are gaining, we are gaining ground.

2 Not from far-off country,
Or land across the sea,
Comes with earnest pleading
The call of Christ to me.
O hear the call of Christ,
O hear the call of Christ. [Refrain]

3 He who is my neighbor,
And needs a cheering word,
In his faintest whisper
The call of Christ is heard.
O hear the call of Christ,
O hear the call of Christ. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love #90

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far above earth's tumult
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: O hear the call of Christ



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

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Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d18

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Hymns We Love #90

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Ideal Sunday School Hymns #50

Offering of Praise #d32

Songs of Christian Life #d18

Songs of the Christian Life #d21

Songs of the Cross #d27

The Children Sing #d24

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The Gospel Message No. 1 #7

The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d21

The Primary Song book #d21

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #7

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