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A melody of love

God speaks to us in bird and song

Author: Joseph Johnson
Published in 18 hymnals

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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 Cyber Hymnal #2058

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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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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: a hymnal #180
Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #54Page Scan
Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #1Audio
Hymns for Junior Worship #d30
Hymns for Today #d61
Junior Church School Hymnal #d44
Junior Youth Hymnal #d48
The Abingdon Hymnal: a Book of Worship for Youth #d74
The Cyber Hymnal #2058TextScoreAudio
The Junior Hymnal #d34
Twentieth Century Gospel Songs #d16
Worship and Song #d89
Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #63Page Scan
Youth Hymnal #d49
Exclude 17 pre-1979 instances
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