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A melody of love

God speaks to us in bird and song

Author: Joseph Johnson
Published in 19 hymnals

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Representative Text

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 the dim 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 thou to me.
Beyond the earth, beyond the sea,
First let me hear, then sing to thee
A melody of love.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #31

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 >

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First Line: God speaks to us in bird and song
Title: A melody of love
Author: Joseph Johnson



The Cyber Hymnal #2058
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The Cyber Hymnal #2058


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #31

Include 17 pre-1979 instances
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