1. Hark, hark, my soul! thy Father's voice is calling,
E'en now it breathes o'er life's dark troubled sea;
His gracious truth like heav'nly dew is falling;
Hark, hark, my soul! thy Father calls for thee.
Father of mercy, Father of love!
Help us to follow Thee to heav'nly peace above.
2. Hark, hark, my soul! from heaven that voice is pleading,
O listen well, ere evil days draw near;
Still by His love our Father's hand is leading,
From sin and shame, from sorrow, doubt, and fear.
3. Hark, hark, my soul! still, still that voice is sounding,
Like music sweet from some far distant shore,
While angel bands, our daily path surrounding,
Lead God's dear children on for evermore.
Hopps, John Page, was born in London, Nov. 6, 1834, and educated at the G. Baptist College, Leicester. Commencing public work in 1856, after a brief ministry at Hugglescote and Ibstock, in Leicestershire, he became colleague with George Dawson at the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham. From 1860 to 1876 he ministered to Unitarian congregations at Sheffield, Dukinfield, and Glasgow. Since 1876 he has preached in Leicester. Mr. Hopps has published many books and pamphlets, chiefly volumes of Sermons and Lectures. Most of his smaller works are controversial. In 1863 he commenced a monthly periodical called The Truthseeker. He has compiled the following hymnbooks for Congregational, Mission, or School purposes:—
(1) Hymns for Public Worship… Go to person page >
James Walch (b. Edgerton, Lancashire, England, 1837; d. Llandudno, Caernarvon, Wales, 1901) composed TIDINGS in 1875 for Frederick W. Faber's hymn text "Hark, Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling"; the tune was first published in The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer (1877). TIDINGS…
Display Title: Hark! hark, my soul! thy Father's voice is callingFirst Line: Hark! hark, my soul! thy Father's voice is callingTune Title: [Hark, hark, my soul! thy Father's voice is calling]Author: J. Page HoppsDate: 1882