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Hark! a voice! it cries from heaven

Hark! a voice! it cries from heaven

: Thomas Kelly
Tune: LUX PRIMA (Gounod)
Published in 5 hymnals

Full Text

1 Hark! a voice, it cries from heaven,
Happy in the Lord who die:
Happy they to whom 'tis given,
From a world of grief to fly!
They indeed are truly blest;
From their labors then they rest.

2 All their toils and conflicts over,
Lo! they dwell with Christ above;
O! what glories they discover
In the Saviour whom they love!
Now they see Him face to face,
Him who saved them by His gace.

3 'Tis enough, enough for ever,
'Tis His people's bright reward;
They are blest indeed, who never
Shall be absent from their Lord!
O that we may die like those
Who in Jesus then repose!

Source: Hymn Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran schools and congregations #123

: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information


LUX PRIMA (Gounod)

French romanticist composer Charles F. Gounod (PHH 165) wrote LUX PRIMA, which means "first light" in Latin. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870, Gounod left his native Paris and settled in England for five years. This sturdy tune was published in the Scottish Hymnary in 1872. It uses sev…

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