A melody of love

God speaks to us in bird and song

Author: Joseph Johnson
Published in 20 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 God speaks to us in bird and song,
in winds that drift the clouds along,
above the din and toil of wrong,
a melody of love.

2 God speaks to us in far and near,
in peace of home and friends most dear,
from faded past and present clear,
a melody of love.

3 God speaks to us in darkest night,
by quiet ways through mornings bright,
when shadows fall with evening light,
a melody of love.

4 O Voice divine, speak unto me,
beyond the earth, beyond the sea,
and let me echo joyfully
a melody of love.

Source: Voices Together #539

Author: Joseph Johnson

Born: March 31, 1848, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Died: December 12, 1926, Sale, Cheshire, England. Johnson, Joseph, was born March 31, 1848, at Basingstoke, Hants, educated at Cheshunt Coll., entered the Congregational ministry in 1875, and since 1877 has been minister at Ashton on Mersey, Cheshire. He has published various young people's stories, Dibs, 1885, &c, and a Service of Song called Dibs (1888), &c. His hymns include:— 1. For all beneath the open sky. [God's Care.] Written 1885; first published in Dibs, 1888, repeated in School Hymns, 1891. 2. God speaks to us in bird and song. [God's Voice.] Written 1885; first published in Dibs, 1888, repeated in School Hymns, 1891, and the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905. It is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God speaks to us in bird and song
Title: A melody of love
Author: Joseph Johnson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2058

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #31

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Voices Together #539

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