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Hark! from the throne of life the summons rings

Hark! from the throne of life the summons rings

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Hark! from the throne of life the summons rings]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! from the throne of light the summons rings,
“Follow Me, my children!
I have work for you, there is much to do,
Before the day is won!”

Songs of love and adoration,
Hymns of praise and exaltation,
Round the world in sweet accord now ring;
Ev’ry eye with fervor lighted,
Ev’ry heart in faith united,
Thus we rise and gladly follow Christ our King.

2 Hark! in the inmost heart the call is heard,
“Follow Me, my children!
In my strength abide, I will be your guide,
The prize will soon be won!” [Refrain]

3 Hark! from a thousand lips the answer rings,
“Lord, we hear, we follow!
For with thee beside as our Friend and Guide,
The day will soon be won!” [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #128

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! from the throne of life the summons rings
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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His Worthy Praise #128

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