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

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 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 >

Text Information

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

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2058
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Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d104

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d104

American Junior Church School Hymnal #d58

Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d127

Christian Worship #180

Page Scan

Elmhurst Hymnal #54

Audio

Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #1

Hymns for Junior Worship #d30

Hymns for Today #d61

Junior Church School Hymnal #d44

Junior Youth Hymnal #d48

The Abingdon Hymnal #d74

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2058

The Junior Hymnal #d34

Text

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #31

Worship and Song #d89

Worship and Song Edition B #ad89

Page Scan

Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #63

Page Scan

Youth Hymnal #96

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